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Everton are reportedly interested in signing Mehmet Celik and Joshua Zirkzee plus the latest on Mohamed Simakan's future.

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Rise and shine!

Rise and shine, Blues fans!

We've got plenty of Everton news and transfer rumours to get through today so let's get started...