Everton confirm four out of Stoke clash, one returning, six possible debuts

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They could be joined by Davy Klaassen, who joined from Ajax, Sandro Ramirez and Cuco Martina, a player Koeman knows well from their time together at Southampton.

This would then presumably grease the wheels of any Ross Barkley transfer, with Everton already climbing down from their £50m asking price to something a tad bit more reasonable, like, say, £30m.

"First of all we have big ambitions that we like to show to everybody".

Niasse spent the second-half of last season on loan from Everton at Hull City, scoring a spurt of goals despite the Tigers eventual relegation down to the Championship.

After Diego Costa fell out of Antonio Conte's plans, the champions paid Real Madrid a reported £70million to sign Alvaro Morata, while United parted with £75million to buy Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Meanwhile, Stoke have a handful of summer signings of their own ready to make their debuts on Saturday.

Manager Ronald Koeman told Everton TV, "Ross (Barkley) and James are back in training but they are still not available for the weekend". This side has improved a lot since last season and they are also at home.

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"A hard game, Stoke City is always a battle", he remarked.

Adding Vincent Kompany and Nathan Ake to those three attackers, here we examine five players to watch out for in the Premier League this season.

Rooney's return to Everton should be one of the feel-good stories of the Premier League season, with the former Manchester United captain looking to recapture the glory days.

Rooney has now been involved in 300 Premier League goals - 199 scored himself and 101 assists.

Stoke's only Premier League opening day victory came in 2009, seeing off newly promoted Burnley (D3 L5).

For Stoke, Mark Hughes opts for a 3-4-2-1 formation, with Saido Berahino picked to lead the line with support from Xherdan Shaqiri and Bojan Krkic. His last win was in 2009 as Manchester City manager.

Stoke, who won their last away Premier League game on the final day of last season at Southampton, haven't recorded back to back away league wins since October 2015.

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