Previous
Sassuolo
Racing Genk
0
0
LIVE 26'
Game Details
Málaga
Granada
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Eintracht Frankfurt
TSG Hoffenheim
7:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Dijon FCO
Marseille
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Leeds United
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Sydney FC
Melbourne City FC
1
1
FT
Game Details
Wellington Phoenix FC
Central Coast Mariners
6:35 AM UTC Dec 10, 2016
Game Details
Next

Gueye superb in Man United draw

Everton
Read

Transfer Rater: Mesut Ozil to Real Madrid

Transfers
Read
 By PA Sport

Everton takeover closer as talks with U.S. investors progess - reports

Everton's fans could soon see new ownership at Goodison Park.

Everton appear to be edging closer to a takeover after talks with American investors John Jay Moores and Charles Noell progressed, according to multiple reports in England.

Moores, the former owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, and his associate have been in negotiations since December.

The pair have undergone a six-week due diligence period looking at the club's books and speaking to major shareholders chairman Bill Kenwright, Robert Earl and Jon Woods.

The BBC and Press Association were among those reporting the Americans are looking to secure a deal for £200 million in the next few weeks. There has been interest from other parties but none are as far down the line.

Everton have not commented on any of the recent potential takeover speculation but at the club's AGM in November chief executive Robert Elstone said: "There has never been more people interested in investing in Everton and the chairman is confident [investment] will be secured in the near future."

At the same meeting, Elstone said the club's plans to move to a new £300m home in nearby Walton Hall Park were more dependent on securing partnership funding from the city council than they were on fresh outside income.

"We are not working on the new stadium on the premise that we are about to secure new investment or need new investment," he said at the time.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.