Welcome to our Everton live blog for Tuesday, September 19.
Reports yesterday evening emerged regarding the position of 777 Partners, with the Blues believed to have received a ‘sizeable loan’ from the investment firm.
A separate report suggested 777 Partners will have to pay £140 million provided by two lenders for the club’s new stadium should their deal to replace Farhad Moshiri at the helm proceed.
It was confirmed last Friday Moshiri had agreed a deal to sell his 94.1% Everton shareholding to American group 777 Partners. The organisation hopes to complete its takeover of the club before the end of this year. The move would see Everton added to a portfolio of teams 777 has already either invested in or acquired that includes Hertha Berlin, Sevilla and Standard Liege.
It would bring an end to Moshiri’s troubled reign at Everton, a tenure that has seen the club move backwards despite hundreds of millions of pounds being spent on transfers and the launch of the development of a new waterfront stadium.
We will keep you informed on the latest takeover talk throughout the day.
Get involved and send your thoughts to @LivEchoEFC and don’t forget to subscribe to our FREE Everton FC newsletter, our YouTube channel and listen to our Royal Blue Podcast – with all your favourite ECHO regulars including Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley, Connor O’Neill and Gav Buckland.
The Liverpool ECHO has launched its own WhatsApp community to bring you the very latest Everton transfer news and top stories direct to your phone. By joining our WhatsApp community, you will receive breaking Blues news and top stories straight to your phone. All you have to do to join is click on this link, select ‘Join Community’ and you’re in.
If you are using your computer, tablet or an additional phone you can use your mobile phone to join the group below. Just scan your camera over the QR code and open the link. For more information, click here.
Keep tabs on the latest news, views and Everton FC transfer rumours below.
Chelsea ‘tracking’ Pickford
Chelsea are said to be ‘tracking’ Jordan Pickford as they continue their search for a long-term goalkeeping option.
The Londoners signed Robert Sanchez from Brighton this summer as their new No.1, in addition to recruiting Djordje Petrovic from the MLS as a second-choice option.
But Chelsea are still understood to be keen on finding a fresh option to star between the sticks over a prolonged period of time.
One of the names under consideration is Pickford, as reported by 90min.com, with Porto’s Diogo Costa and Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili also claimed to be options.
Everton takeover latest: 777 Partners grant Blues loan
Prospective Everton owners 777 Partners have reportedly lent the Blues money to continue work on their Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.
According to The Athletic, Premier Leagues prohibit the American investment company from directly investing “via an equity injection”, which has led to Everton now receiving a “sizeable loan”.
Academy latest: Tim Cahill’s son on the move
The son of Everton legend Tim Cahill has joined A-League side Brisbane Roar after leaving the Blues.
Shae Cahill had been at the Blues for four years and registered three assists for the under-18s last campaign. However, he now joins the Australian outfit on a multi-year deal.
“We are pleased to announce the signing of Shae Cahill from Everton’s world class academy to the Brisbane Roar,” said Roar CEO Kaz Patafta.
“Securing such a promising young midfielder is a testament to our club’s new vision of integrating youthful talent into our squad and first team environment. Shae’s addition promises an exciting era ahead for the Roar family.”
Everton takeover latest: 777 Partners latest
According to Paul Joyce of The Times, 777 Partners will be responsible for paying back £140m from two separate lenders should their majority takeover of Everton go through.
MSP Sports Capital have sanctioned a £100m loan for Everton’s Bramley-Moore Dock stadium to be complete, while Andy Bell and George Downing offered £40m towards to the project on the Liverpool waterfront.
The Times states that if the 94.1% takeover was to be complete, the Miam-based investment firm would be responsible for repaying the loans.
Forest held at home
Nottingham Forest failed to get the better of Burnley yesterday evening in the Premier League, the two teams playing out a 1-1 draw at the City Ground.
This result ensures Burnley remain behind the Blues in the table on goal difference, but with one game in hand.
Purchase your 23/24 home kit
Yet to get your hands on this season’s home kit? There is still time to purchase the 2023/24 royal blue strip.
For further details, click the link below.
Everton’s 2023/24 home kit celebrates a much-loved traditional element of Goodison Park and one of hummel’s most iconic designs. For the first time in a decade, an Everton home shirt features a collar that pays homage to Goodison’s famous Archibald Leitch pattern on its trim.
Good morning, Blues
Hello and welcome to today’s Everton live blog.
We will be providing you the latest updates on 777 Partners and all other Blues-related matters throughout the day.
Stay tuned for updates!
The Post Everton takeover news LIVE – 777 Partners ‘£140m repayments’, Jordan Pickford interest, Jack Harrison claim Originally Posted on www.liverpoolecho.co.uk