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Nikica Jelavic plans talks over Everton future?

Everton striker Nikica Jelavic wants talks with Roberto Martinez over his chances of earning a regular starting spot at Goodison Park, according to a report.

Everton striker Nikica Jelavic will reportedly hold talks with Toffees boss Roberto Martinez this week in a bid to clarify his position in the new manager's pecking order at Goodison Park.

Jelavic returned from an extended break for pre-season training yesterday after being allowed extra time to recover from international duty.

The Croatian now wants to find out where he stands under Martinez and will hold talks this week over his chances of earning a starting spot, according to The Mirror.

Despite a strong start to life on Merseyside, the 27-year-old struggled for goals last season, scoring nine times in 43 appearances for the Toffees.

Martinez has already added competition for places in attack at Goodison this summer, signing former Wigan Athletic player Arouna Kone in a cut-price deal.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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