17 July 2024

Deal agreed;Sheffield United with Everton deal for £27.4m player before.

Latest Everton transfer news including updates on Neal Maupay, Alex Iwobi, Tom Cannon and Wilfried Gnonto as we head into the final few hours of the window


Everton are set for an intense end to the summer transfer window with the big question of the final hours being whether they can take advantage of anticipated outgoings.


Alex Iwobi and Tom Cannon are both in the advanced stages of permanent exits from the club and have travelled for medicals with Fulham and Leicester City, respectively. A late Brentford move for Neal Maupay, on what the ECHO understands would be a loan with an option to buy, is also underway while French club Lille has expressed interest in a loan deal for Demarai Gray.


Everton have a recent history of business with Lille, having signed Amadou Onana from the club and loaned Andre Gomes there last summer. Gray remains the focus of attention from outfits in Saudi Arabia, where the transfer window will remain open beyond Friday night.


Everton have been linked to potential incomings including reports of a resumed interest in Leeds United winger Wilfried Gnonto. The ECHO understands Leeds’ position remains as it has done throughout the summer on the Italy international however – that the club does not wish to sell him and believes it is in a strong position to rebuff interest. Gnonto missed games last month amid Everton’s efforts to chase the 19-year-old, leading to him training away from the first team and the club issuing a public statement confirming its resistance to his departure. He has since been re-integrated into Daniel Farke’s squad and scored in the win at Ipswich Town on Saturday. Another scorer in that match, Luis Sinisterra, has also been linked to Everton amid the deadline day rumour mill. The ECHO understands several clubs have approached the club about him, but Everton are not thought to have been among the most recent tranche of enquiries.


The Blues have an interest in Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed but Wolverhampton Wanderers are thought to be in the strongest position for his signature. His departure may only be sanctioned should the club lose Joao Palhinha, who looks set to join Bayern Munich.


Other rumours have included an interest in West Ham United’s Maxwell Cornet, who Dyche signed while at Burnley. While interest is thought to exist, a sticking point may be that West Ham would prefer to sell him rather than allow him to leave on loan. Kalvin Phillips, of Manchester City, has also been touted as a potential target for Everton. There is an acceptance the player needs an opportunity to earn minutes following his injury issues last season but should a departure be signed off it is thought other clubs will be in a better position to take advantage.


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