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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Romagnoli rejection, winger & defender linked, loans recap

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

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Nathan Broadhead on loan at Sunderland
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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

“I was a little bit sacrificed in that system – but I showed a couple of times I could score. And this season, everyone can see I am able to provide assists as well.
“So, yes, it was a bit frustrating last season.”
Carlo Ancelotti was willing to sacrifice Abdoulaye Doucoure’s attacking instincts for defensive solidity last season, the midfielder admits in this in-depth interview. [EFC]

The Everton Women’s attempt to bridge the gap with the top four by spending big in the transfer market has so far backfired spectacularly, with the Blues falling to their heaviest defeat of the season in the Continental League Cup, this time 5-1 to Manchester City. [EFC]

Everton’s Goal of the Month for September was never in doubt was it, with Andros Townsend’s screamer getting 86.3% of the overall vote.

We take a look at how Everton’s out on loan players got along in the month of September. [RBM]

Former Toffees striker and fan-favourite Steven Naismith has been talking about how his time at Everton is shaping his philosophy as he starts his coaching career. [EFC]

Here are Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey answering some interesting questions from fans in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ feature shot during the preseason tour to Miami.

Here’s a new name to throw in the mix for left winger - Marcus Thuram, son of legendary fullback Lilian Thuram. Apparently Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund are rivaling Everton for the Borussia Moenchengladbach forward. [CalcioMercato]

Everton are rumoured to be keenly watching 24-year-old Senegal international defender Pape Abou Cisse currently at Olympiacos, with Liverpool and Arsenal also interested. [Daily Mail]

Despite interest from Everton and Tottenham, it’s now looking like club captain Alessio Romagnoli not only wants to stay, he might be getting an offer of a new contract from AC Milan after all. [TeamTalk]

What To Watch

The international break is pretty much all done with only a round of South American World Cup qualifiers to go - Yerry Mina should be starting for Colombia as they host Ecuador. Luckily Everton only play on Sunday because he’s going to be pretty tired when he gets to Finch Farm.

Full schedule of games worldwide here.

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