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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Everton battle West Ham for Onana, Allan update, Cornet latest

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Youngster Lewis Dobbin has gone on a season-long loan to Derby County in League One. [RBM]

Uh-oh. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s knee injury has been confirmed, and he could be out for anywhere from 4-10 weeks, depending on who you’re asking. [RBM]

This leaves Everton in a rough spot with Salomon Rondon suspended for the season-opener against Chelsea on Saturday. The Blues have been linked with Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet, but the Clarets are not interested in offering him up for a loan, and they have rejected West Ham’s bid which is lower than his release clause of £17.5 million.

Striker aside, one of the Blues’ most pressing needs is for a defensive midfielder and Everton continue to be linked with one of the hottest names in the market at that position this summer - Amadou Onana.
It had been looking like West Ham had that deal done, but now it appears Everton have matched the offer of £33.5m, and the 20-year-old Belgian international prefers coming to Everton since they are offering a better wage structure. [Daily Mail]

Batman.. Iron Man.. Spiderman.. Ant-Man.. Tony the Tiger? The Everton players were asked who their favourite super hero is.

The president of Serie A side Salernitana has dismissed rumours linking his side with a move for Allan. There have been murmurs that there are a few sides that have enquired about the midfielder. [Echo]

“I was having a bit of a difficult season and didn’t have the best AFCON experience, so I used that to make me motivated and get myself hungry [again]. Coming back to a new manager and him speaking to me made me feel like it was a fresh start almost. That goal against Newcastle was hard work building up before that and a bit of a reward. But it’s in the past now. I just have to try and keep it going.” - Alex Iwobi has been speaking about how he turned his Everton career around after the appointment of Frank Lampard. [The National]

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