Everton transfer news: Demarai Gray arrives in Florida for medical treatment ahead of £ 1.6million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen | Football news

Demarai Gray has arrived in Florida to undergo a medical before moving to Everton for a fee of around £ 1.6million.

Everton are currently in Orlando for the Florida Cup and will start their preseason games with a friendly against the Colombia Millonarios on Sunday night.

Gray could be available to take part in this game, with his switch to Bayer Leverkusen toffees due to be confirmed on Thursday.

The 25-year-old winger is expected to sign an initial two-year contract, just six months after joining Leverkusen on an 18-month contract from Leicester.

Demarai Gray
Gray spent five years in Leicester before moving to Germany

Gray has played 12 times for the Bundesliga club, scoring once and registering two assists.

He is expected to be Everton’s third signing in days, following the arrivals of Asmir Begovic from Bournemouth and Andros Townsend on a free transfer.

The arrivals come as new manager Rafa Benitez begins to reshape his squad after replacing Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.

Liverpool lose World Heritage status as part of Everton stadium project

Liverpool has been stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage status due to developments on the city’s waterfront, including the new Everton Stadium at Bramley Moore Dock.

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Artist’s impression of the planned new Everton Stadium at Bramley Moore Dock

The decision was made following a vote by members of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in China.

A report released in June by the committee said developments on the city’s waterfront had resulted in an “irreversible loss of attributes”.

Liverpool received World Heritage status in 2004, joining sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

It becomes only the third site to lose its status since the list began in 1978.

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