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Brentford set to sign Everton forward Neal Maupay on loan

Brentford have reached a verbal agreement to sign Everton forward Neal Maupay on loan with an option to buy, according to Italian transfer expert and journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Frenchman is on his way to London to have his medical tests as the Bees look to get the deal over the line before the 11 p.m deadline today.

Maupay has featured in three games across all competitions for Everton this season, coming off the bench to grab the assist for Arnaut Danjuma’s winner in the 2-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

The 27-year-old has struggled to impress since joining the Toffees from Brighton and Hove Albion last summer, finishing the campaign with a goal and an assist in 29 games across all competitions.

Maupay is not the only Everton attacker leaving the Goodison Park club today as Alex Iwobi is also closing in on a move to Fulham.

The former OGC Nice star could not impress for the Toffees but was in fine form at Brighton, ending his time with 27 goals and seven assists in 109 games.

Maupay notched 41 goals and 14 assists while with Brentford and will be hoping to rediscover that form when he re-joins them.

Everton manager Sean Dyche could be forced to bring in attacking reinforcements in the coming hours, but a move for Leeds United winger Wilfried Gnonto could prove tricky as the Championship club want to hold on to the Italian international.

The Toffees have already bolstered their forward with the additions of Jack Harrison, Beto, Danjuma and Youssef Chermiti, but one or two more signings in the position would come in handy.

Everton will hope that Dwight McNeil returns to action sooner rather than later after he suffered ankle ligament damage in the pre-season friendly against Stoke City on July 29.

They have lost their opening three Premier League games of the season and will hope to head into the international break on the back of their first win when they face Sheffield United on Saturday.

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