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American investors with links to Sporting Kansas City eyeing Everton takeover

Rumours of a takeover by a group of American investors have been reported by BBC Sport.

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Rumours of a potential Everton takeover by American Investors have started to pick up pace.

Yesterday we reported that a set of investors from Kansas were reportedly set to be at Goodison Park for the game against Manchester United to discuss a potential take over.

Now, the BBC are claiming that financial sources within the City of London have told BBC Sport a group of American investors, with links to MLS side Sporting Kansas City, are exploring a potential purchase.

The news was first broken by BBC 5 Live correspondent Richard Conway, who tweeted about the rumour earlier today.

According to them, an asking price of £225m is believed to have been set by Everton's owners, but at this moment in time it is unknown whether the US Consortium would be willing to match that price.

So far, Everton have failed to comment when approached about the rumours that a takeover is being discussed.

An interesting part of this current rumour is the fact that SKC representative Mike Illig has publicly stated in the past that he is an Everton fan, posting pictures of Goodison Park to his Twitter account on Thursday.

While we won't get our hopes up just yet, it certainly seems that things are warming up in regards to a potential takeover at the club.

With Bill Kenwright reportedly in bad health, that could force a sale to happen sooner rather than later. For now, we will wait with bated breath to see how developments pan out, and keep our eyes peeled for who's in the crowd come Saturday.

For all of the information about Everton's potential new owners, check out our initial report from yesterday.