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Saturday’s Toffee Bites: Dumfries loan bid, Richarlison gold fight, James update

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

Mexico v Brazil: Men’s Football Semi-final- Olympics: Day 11 Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Everton travel to Old Trafford for their last preseason friendly ahead of their season opener next Saturday at Goodison Park against Southampton. Only Adult and International Official Members, Season Ticket Holders and Hospitality Members will have access to the stream on the club website. [EFC]

Both clubs today will be paying tribute to frontline workers for their outstanding service the world over in the face of the terrible pandemic. [EFC]

About the same time across the globe, Richarlison will lead the frontline for Brazil as they bid to retain their Olympic football title from Rio four years ago. He is also in the lead for the Golden Boot race after nabbing five goals in the tournament. Brazil will play Spain in the final and Spaniards Rafa Mir with three and Mikel Oyarzabal with two goals will both be trying to catch the Everton forward. [SportsMole]

Yesterday Everton Women’s Nathalie Björn and Anna Anvegård came oh so close to an Olympic gold medal, losing in the final to Canada in a sudden-death penalty shootout. [EFC]

[Video embeds disabled, click here to watch the highlights and the full penalty shootout]

Some interesting comments from James Rodriguez about his Everton future, comparing his situation with Lionel Messi, Kun Aguero and Barcelona. [El Espanol]

Everton’s inability to spend means they’ve changed their stance on getting PSV Eindhoven’s right back Denzel Dumfries on loan instead of an outright purchase. [Echo]

The Blues apparently are battling Valencia for Fulham’s 25-year-old defensive midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa. [TuttoMercatoWeb]

Sheffield Wednesday are targeting young defender Lewis Gibson for a loan deal for the season. [Yorkshire Live]

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Everton take on Manchester United, Brazil play Spain in the Olympic Final. Full schedule of games here.

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