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by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

The Liverpool Echo
has plenty of Everton coverage in Tuesday's edition.

The back page features a report on Nikica Jelavic and his recent promising form. Quotes from Everton hero Graeme Sharp feature in the report and he hails Jela as ‘the man’. Sharp discusses the Croatian’s lack of form last term and how that has changed during pre-season. 

The Echo also runs a story on defender Sylvain Distin, where he discusses the test the Blues face with midweek international duty for some of the squad ahead of Saturday’s opening game.

A report of the Under-21s' win at Wolves last night also features.

In addition, The Echo has reported on the filming at Finch Farm of the new reality TV show, Chinese Football Dream. Graeme Sharp has been involved with the project which is backed by the Chinese government. The show will air in China in September and its aim is to help develop the football skills of players aged between 14 and 17.

And finally, The Echo runs a story regarding Everton legend Derek Temple and his aim to help raise awareness of the ‘silent killer’ Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). 

Elsewhere, The Times and Guardian link Toby Alderweireld to a number of Premier League clubs including Everton, while the Daily Mail connects Blackburn Rovers defender Scott Dann to the Toffees amid interest from Turkey in John Heitinga.

Blues boss Roberto Martinez is quoted in the Daily Express on his new backroom staff appointments. Meanwhile the injury status of Darron Gibson is speculated in some of the national papers.

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