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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Traore rumours, Gomes hugs update, praise for Mina

Recapping all the Everton news from the weekend

Colombia v Chile: Quarterfinal - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Alessandra Cabral/Getty Images

Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

On Friday, Yerry Mina started and scored a penalty kick (video below) in Colombia’s 5-4 penalty shootout loss to Chile. Mina and Colombia were eliminated from the Copa América despite not allowing a single goal in regulation time throughout the whole tournament.

Watch Yerry Mina’s penalty kick at 5:39.

Mina’s stats against Chile.

Veteran Leighton Baines has a lot of praise for Mina and what he brings to Everton. [EFC]

Everton are not alone in their pursuit for 27-year-old defender Armando Izzo. [RBM]

A mumps diagnosis will lead to a much needed rest for Richarlison. [RBM]

Andre Gomes is ready to dish out more hugs to any Evertonians who want them! [EFC]

We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to long-time Everton chaplain Reverend Harry Ross who passed away on Saturday. R.I.P. [EFC]

It was a tough weekend for the Everton family, with popular matchday steward Clive Betteridge also passing away. [EFC]

It was looking like the Bertrand Traore rumours went away, then they were back, but then maybe there’s nothing to them after all. [Echo]

Promising youngsters Ryan Astley, Alex Denny and Ellis Simms are set to make a big impact for Everton U23s. [Echo]

Here are some players returning to the club for preseason that you probably forgot were still even on the team. [Echo]

The Bundesliga can be a good step for young Englishmen. I’m looking forward to the challenge,” says Jonjoe Kenny. [Bundesliga]

Everton U23s forward Manasse Mampala pens new deal with the club.

What To Watch

Idrissa Gueye and Senegal take on Kenya in Africa Cup of Nations action with a spot in the knockout rounds at stake.

Full schedule of games here.

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