Former Birmingham and Leicester winger Demarai Gray close to returning to Premier League in a £1.6m move from Bayer Leverkusen; Gray only moved to Germany in January; Everton currently in Orlando for Florida Cup
Thursday 22 July 2021 12:06, UK
Demarai Gray has arrived in Florida to undergo a medical ahead of his move to Everton for a fee of around £1.6m.
Everton are currently in Orlando for the Florida Cup and will begin their pre-season fixtures with a friendly against Colombia's Millonarios on Sunday night.
Gray could be available to take part in that game, with his move to the Toffees from Bayer Leverkusen expected to be confirmed on Thursday.
The 25-year-old winger is set to sign an initial two-year deal, just six months after joining Leverkusen on an 18-month contract from Leicester.
Gray played 12 times for the Bundesliga club, scoring once and recording two assists.
The arrivals come as new manager Rafa Benitez begins reshaping his squad after replacing Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
Liverpool has been stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage status because of developments on the city's waterfront, including Everton's new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock.
The decision was made following a vote by members of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in China.
A report in June by the committee said developments on the city's waterfront had resulted in "irreversible loss of attributes".
Liverpool was awarded 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.