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Thursday’s Everton News: Gray gone, Branthwaite injury scare, Holgate shocker

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday.

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Everton star Demarai Gray has agreed a move to Steven Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq ahead of the close of the Saudi transfer deadline on Thursday. [Football Insider]

Everton were interested in signing Nicolas Jackson before being surprised by Chelsea’s move to sign the Villarreal striker. [HITC]

Check out how Everton did in The Cost of Football report which is Reach’s annual investigation into how much each club in the top four divisions of English football charges its fans. It’s the largest of its kind in the country, and looks at three key items - season tickets, match tickets and shirt prices.


Jarrad Branthwaite has withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad for their upcoming EURO qualifier to undergo planned treatment with Everton for a minor groin issue sustained in the summer while on international duty. [EFC]

Preston North End director Peter Risdale has repeated claims that Everton ‘changed the goalposts’ over a deal for new Leicester City striker Tom Cannon in the summer transfer window. [Leicestershire Live]

The latest “My Everton” story has been released. [EFC]

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Former Everton striker Steven Naismith has returned to his role as head coach at Scottish Premiership side Hearts. [Liverpool World]

Everton are still hoping to offload Andre Gomes this month, with the Portuguese midfielder earning £120,000 a week at Goodison Park. [Team Talk]

Although Everton cannot move for any new players – and are not in the market for free agents, despite reports claiming they are scouring that market – the money could potentially be utilised for reinforcements in January. [iNews]

Southampton manager Russell Martin has spoken of his regret to play Mason Holgate so soon after his loan arrival. [Liverpool World]

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