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Recapping the Everton news from yesterday

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

At this point we might as well expect a triple announcement of signings some time today.

Abdoulaye Doucouré passes medical with official announcement expected soon. [RBM]

I have to be pleased with last season and playing most of the games until I was injured. Now it is down to me to keep getting better and showing I can do that every season. I have to kick on and keep improving and the same applies to the team. We have to be challenging for Europe,” says Mason Holgate. [EFC]

Ancelotti has reportedly put Delph, Walcott, Bolasie, Sandro Ramírez, Besic, Sigurdsson, and Bernard on the chopping block. [The Boot Room via The Times]

Everton U23s match against Manchester United U23s tomorrow has been called off. [EFC]

Allan is a Brazilian midfielder who is one of those players that coaches tend to rate more than fans. He’s a problem-solver. The one to be excited about is James Rodriguez. At Everton he has got everything he wants. Ancelotti knows what James can do,” says South American football journalist Tim Vickery. [Sky Sports]

Blues linked with 24-year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar. [The Boot Room via Le 10 Sport]

Argentine goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli of Real Sociedad has been linked with the Blues. [The Boot Room via El Desmarque]

Schalke 04 are reportedly interested in bringing Jonjoe Kenny back on loan. [Inside Futbol via Sport1]

Here’s an in-depth scouting report on incoming midfielder Allan. [Toffee Analysis]

And another in-depth scouting report on attacking midfielder James Rodriguez. [Toffee Analysis]

What To Watch

Moise Kean, Tom Davies, Muhamed Besic, Joao Virginia, and Nathan Broadhead are all in action today for their respective countries.

Full schedule of games here.

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