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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Ancelotti’s advice for Gordon, Zirkzee latest, and more

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Everton are not the best at coming from behind, but how bad has it really been? [RBM]

Ellis has an outstanding goal record at under-18 and under-23 level and I believe he’s now ready for this step into senior football. He’s a player I’ve been aware of for a few years now and I’m delighted that he’s chosen to sign for us, given that he had a number of options available. He will add something different at the top end of the pitch and I would like to thank Everton for trusting us with his continued development,” says Blackpool manager Neil Critchley. [Echo]

Royal Blue Mersey’s Matthew Chandler had a great chat with former Everton keeper Nigel Martyn. [RBM]

Everton Women midfielder Damaris Egurrola joins giants Olympique Lyonnais on permanent deal. [RBM]

I need to be a consistently reliable defender for the team. That is what I’d say I need to improve – and what the manager [Ancelotti] has said to me. I work hard on it every day,” says Anthony Gordon. [EFC]

U18s defender Eli Campbell is full of confidence ahead of his side’s match against Manchester City tomorrow. [EFC]

Former Everton Women midfielder Jill Scott has rejoined the club on loan. [EFC]

“If you look at the league, you’ve got Man United, Man City, Tottenham…I think down to Everton. You can’t discount Everton playing a part in this because of the manager. Ancelotti knows what it takes to win a league. He’s got a very good team there, the squad depth probably isn’t what he would like but I think you’ve got to look at down to Everton,” says Rio Ferdinand. [Echo]

Au revoir, Arek.

At the moment, there is nothing completed, but Everton and Parma are in the race for Zirkzee, and we have to see the decision of the player, because the key will be the player, more than Bayern Munich, more than an agreement with the club, the problem will be finding an agreement with the player because he wants to think to his future, so pay attention to Everton and Parma,” says Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. [HITC via Here We Go Podcast]

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