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Gareth Barry tells Friday’s issue of the Daily Star that Wayne Rooney can take Everton to ‘the next level’.
The pair have crossed paths with England and midfielder Barry insists this is the strongest squad he has known since his time at Everton, an interview he gave to evertonfc.com
Elsewhere, the Liverpool Echo takes a look at Kieran Dowell and Belgian side Genk, whom the Blues face on Saturday. The local read also reports that the Africa Cup of Nations is set to switch to a summer tournament in 2019.
The Daily Express links Ross Barkley with Arsenal, while the Star again suggests the Toffees are interested in Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.
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