Everton will have to pay £20m if they want to buy the land for a potential new stadium in Liverpool’s north docks.
The Toffees are keen to press ahead with plans to build a new ground with a waterfront location one of the options on the table.
Peel Holdings, the owners of the site, haven’t publicly named their price but several sources including the Liverpool Echo say they value the land in the region of £20m.
Everton are also exploring a brownfield site at Stonebridge Cross in the Croxteth area of the city, but a prime dockside location would be the preferred choice for a vast majority of Blues.
Peel own large swathes of land in that area and have previously revealed plans for a Liverpool Water regeneration scheme, not incorporating a stadium.
However, those plans have yet to get off the ground despite planning permission being granted in 2012.
Given the reported finances at Everton’s disposal £20m does not seem like an insurmountable sum to secure such a prime location.
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson revealed earlier this summer that Everton have the cash to fund a new stadium and could be in their new home within three years.
The supporters will no doubt be urging Farhad Moshiri and the board to pay the cash, secure the land and begin building a new home that could completely transform the club’s fortunes.