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"Everton complete their pre-season schedule when they welcome Sporting Lisbon to Goodison Park on 5 August (15:00 BST kick-off). Image source, Getty ImagesShamoon Hafez, BBC SportTurkish Super Lig side Besiktas and two Premier League rivals are among a number of clubs interested in signing Everton winger Demarai Gray. Gray, 27, played 33 Premier League games and scored four goals as the Toffees narrowly escaped relegation last season. Selling Gray would mean Everton losing another attacking player from a squad that struggled for goals in 2022-23.
"Going back to 1962-63, I think we had more steel in the side, that was a more pure footballing side in 69-70, but 62-63 we had Dennis Stevens and Tony Kay in for a while, it was a bit of a harder side. "We were a very lightweight side in 69-70, like I say a pure footballing side so with Ball, Kendall and Harvey we needed a good surface. "You can listen to the full interview from 30'00 on BBC SoundsEverton could move for West Ham's Jamaica striker Michail Antonio after the 33-year-old failed to secure a move to Saudi Arabia. (Football Insider), externalWant more transfer news? Read Wednesday's full gossip columnEverton drew 2-2 with Italian side Monza in their penultimate pre season game, which was held behind closed doors at Goodison Park. Lewis Dobbin and Neil Maupay grabbed goals for the Toffees, who remain unbeaten during pre-season.
Reports in Turkey, external say Everton want £8. 6m for the former Leicester City and Birmingham City player, with a "first meeting" taking place between the two clubs. BBC Sport understands that, though there is firm interest from Besiktas, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Saudi Arabian clubs, no bids have yet been lodged. Besiktas have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Ante Rebic, external from AC Milan, so a deal for Gray might only be possible if they can move on Congolese striker Jackson Muleka.