EXCLUSIVE: Everton make decision over Toure and Iheanacho

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 24 Jul 2023 10:02 BST
  • 3 min read
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Everton are hopeful of concluding a deal with El Bilal Toure this week but the side face still competition from Atalanta.

Sources have informed FootballTransfers that the Premier League side have been tracking the attacker for around 18 months and look set this week to firm up an approach, having offered a proposal to the player’s side.

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Everton are confident of clinching the singing but Atalanta remain keen too and could be bolstered by some €60 million in the coming days, with Rasmus Hojlund pushing for a move to Manchester United.

Everton also like Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho but the forward is considered an alternative to Almeria's Toure.

Meanwhile, Demarai Gray is expected to knock down an approach from Saudi Arabia and join Crystal Palace. Everton have set a price of €14m for the winger, whose family is settled and wishes to remain in the UK. Talks between both sides are expected to take place this week.

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Mason Holgate has had talks with Southampton but we understand that Sheffield United have also had initial talks over a move.

As revealed, Wilfried Gnonto has had talks with Everton over a possible switch from Leeds but so far there has not been an agreement over a fee.

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Everton seal Arnaut Danjuma transfer

Everton have already completed the signing of winger Arnaut Danjuma on a season-long loan from LaLiga outfit Villarreal.

The Dutchman agreed terms with the Toffees in January but then made a U-turn and completed a move to Tottenham.

The 26-year-old made nine appearances for Spurs and then went back to Spain at the start of the summer.

Danjuma is manager Sean Dyche's second signing as Everton manager, after full-back Ashley Young agreed to join on a free transfer.

"I think it makes it even more beautiful for me to join now," Danjuma said. "I had interest from other clubs but there was a pull towards Everton because of the fans, the manager and the history of the club. It is second time lucky for me."

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