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Everton lined up for £200m takeover from US consortium

Takeover talks for Everton
Takeover talks for Everton

Everton are reported to be the subject of a £200m takeover from a US consortium, according to a report in The Times.

Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright has suggested time and again in recent years that he would be willing to sell the club if the right offer came his way.

That deal may now be on the table, with Everton keento attract new investors as they look to compete with the top clubs in the Premier League.

Everton chiefs have reportedly granted American businessmen John J Moores, Charles Noell and their partners — believed to include investors from both sides of the Atlantic — a period of exclusivity to examine the finances at Goodison Park

The deal is believed to be far from compete, but this news will offer hope to Everton fans who have been calling for Kenwright to either step aside or to be joined on the Goodison Park board by some investors with additional financial firepower.

Everton have struggled to compete to sign the top players in the game in recent years and have been vulnerable to big money offers for their star performers from rival Premier League clubs.

They also have ambitions to move to a new stadium, as they look to build a new era away from Goodison Park.