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Farhad Moshiri has agreed a deal with MSP Sports Capital that will see the New York-based firm take majority of control of Everton via a new share issue that will drop the Monaco-based billionaire's stake in the club below 50%.
Jarrad Branthwaite is expected to be handed the chance to cement a place in Everton's defence next season following a hugely successful loan spell at PSV Eindhoven.
Everton are said to be weighing up bids for Almeria forward and of Corinthians as Sean Dyche begins the process with Kevin Thelwell of making his first signings as the Blues' boss.
With the next tranche of funding to stadium contractors Laing O'Rourke due imminently, the Mail on Sunday report that Farhad Moshiri has landed a loan deal brokered by Blythe Capital.
Just a couple of days after claiming that 777 Partners were close to securing a £600m deal to buy Everton, Mail Sport now say that MSP Capital are the more likely investor in the club.
St Etienne are planning on taking up the option to make Niels Nkounkou's loan move from Everton permanent this summer, according to a report in France.
777 Partners now appear to be most likely among the entities interested in a takeover of Everton, moving ahead of MSP Capital who were reportedly seeking only a 25% stake in the club.
A fresh report by the Daily Mail claims that the Premier League are confident that the investigation into the club's alleged breach of financial rules could be completed by the end of the season.
There are suggestions that the expected investment in Everton by MSP Sports Capital may not now come to fruition.
Representatives of US-based sport investment vehicle that have been in talks with Farhad Moshiri about taking a 25% stake in Everton have not walked away from negotiations according to a report.
The Daily Mail reports that Ryan Fraser could be lining up a move to Everton in the summer after he was demoted to train with the U21s by Eddie Howe
According to a report in The Athletic citing sources close to the club and the Miami-based firm, 777 Partners are considering taking a stake in Everton.
Farhad Moshiri's hopes of landing significant investment in Everton could be dealt a blow with the news that MSP Capital, the US-based firm which whom he has been negotiating, are considering a £3.7bn buyout of Tottenham instead.
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