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“Mykolenko is back in the thinking. The other three, it’s touch and go with Seamus - he needs a few more days of training. Youngy is making progress but I don’t think he will make this one, and Doucs not for this one...he [Doucoure] is making good progress. He is a good healer from what I gather from his past so we are hoping it will settle as quickly as it is doing,” says Sean Dyche. [RBM]
Hear more from the manager below ahead of tomorrow’s match against Tottenham.
Check in on the new stadium latest. [EFC]
Former Blue Ramiro Funes Mori looks back fondly on his time with the club. [EFC]
No surprise this news is coming out, but it looks like Barcelona and Manchester United are eyeing Amadou Onana.
EXCL: #PL |— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) December 20, 2023
◉ Barcelona are keen Amadou Onana for next summer. A meeting was recently made between the player's representatives and Barça‼️
◉ Everton' midfielder is following closely by Manchester United
◉ Nothing with Arsenal for the moment ❌️
W @sebnonda… pic.twitter.com/wcSh5RODdj
“It’s an amazing group to be part of. It does genuinely feel like a family here now. The bond in the changing room is amazing, the best I’ve ever seen. It’s nice to think that I’ve been accepted as a person and as a player by them. Hopefully it continues...I love Everton. This club is all I’ve known all of my life, really. It means a lot to me and to be able to have these chances and to score in front of a full Goodison, having been watching games here since the age of 11, is something I’ve been dreaming about for a long time. Now I’ve lived it, just want to do it again and again and again,” says youngster Lewis Dobbin. [EFC]
The Athletic Football Podcast take a look at Sean Dyche’s role in Everton’s revival.
Everton have reportedly set a £100m price tag on Jarrad Branthwaite. [Daily Mail via iNews]
In some general world football news, the proposed European Super League looks to be picking up some steam again.
A22 has unveiled its plans for a breakaway European competition. It will involve 64 teams across three tiers with annual promotion and relegation.— James Benge (@jamesbenge) December 21, 2023
The three tiers will be the Star League, Gold League and Blue League.
Knockout competitions will determine champions and promotion
Everton Women captain Megan Finnigan talks about her side’s past year and what’s to come in the new year. [EFC]
What to Watch
Aston Villa take on Sheffield United in Premier League play. Some Serie A action on, too.
Full schedule of games here.