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Friday’s Toffee Bites: James - Benitez feud latest, Insigne linked

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

Everton Training Session Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

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Watch some clips from training as the Blues prepare.

Wholesome.

There is a game on Saturday then, but I don’t know, I don’t think I’ll play. Anything can happen here at the end of the month, football always changes fast,” says James. [Echo via AS via Twitch]

Looks like he has been training off on his own too. Here’s the history of the feud between Benitez and James from their Real Madrid days together. [RBM]

Apparently Benitez is looking to link up with another one of his former players, with Italian international and Napoli figurehead Lorenzo Insigne now being linked, despite interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. [il Napoli]

Sad. (Did they use a clip of Rom scoring an Everton goal in there?!)

Double sad.

Everton will start their journey in the League Cup away to Huddersfield Town. [EFC]

Last season, we lost so many games at home and it wouldn’t have happened with the fans there. We are so happy to have them back and I hope they will give us the boost we need, at home especially...I am excited to see Goodison full. The supporters give so much energy to the team and you know they will be on your side all the way through,” says Abdoulaye Doucouré. [EFC]

Get to know new man Demarai Gray.

Andros Townsend wants to prove his doubters wrong that he is over the hill. [Guardian]

Seamus Coleman thinks Ben Godfrey can be the captain soon enough. [BBC Five Live, via Echo]

What To Watch

The Premier League is officially back! Arsenal take on Brentford in the first game of the season. Some Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, and MLS action on today, too.

Full schedule of games here.

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