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Everton Rumor Round Up: Sam Byram for £3 million, Pre-contract with Havard Nordtveit

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All the news around today regarding Everton Transfers

Havard Nortveit will be out of contract this summer.
Havard Nortveit will be out of contract this summer.
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Everton Preparing £3million bid for Sam Byram

Everton is apparently preparing a bid at around £3 million for Byram, although apparently below the target Leeds United had set at £5 million this window. The player is leaving in the summer when his contract expires so Leeds don't have much leverage, but surely they will hold out as long as they can hoping to get the best offer.

It's not so much will Byram go, but where and when. His manager has wished to keep him as Leeds has won several games recently, but the team would hate to lose him without getting some return. I think a sale happens, but we'll have to see if Everton will go far enough.

Everton Looking at Havard Nortveit

A strong midfielder currently playing in the Bundesliga for Borussia Monchengladbach is seen as a future replacement in the mould of Gareth Barry. Strong in the air and only 25-years-old he would make a strong group with James McCarthy and Muhamed Besic.

His contract is also up this offseason and Everton is looking to the player to agree to a pre-contract during the window. While never reaching the first side team he does have some experience in England playing for the U-21 Arsenal side, but was then loaned out several times before leaving on a free for the Bundesliga. He has impressed there with 3 goals in 14 league games this season and winning 60% of his aerial duels and an 81% pass accuracy during that time.