Everton are ‘final talks’ to complete a move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Demarai Gray, having beaten Crystal Palace to his signature.

That’s according to Sky Germany, who back up the claims from England that Gray is closing in on a move to Goodison Park.

Reports over the last two days have indicated that Everton are making a move for the Leicester City man, who only joined Leverkusen in the January transfer window.

It’s believed the Blues are paying around £1.5m to make it happen and Sky back that up, saying he has a €2m release clause in his current contract.

Furthermore, they say that Everton are in ‘final talks’ and ‘pole position’ to get the winger, who also received an offer from Crystal Palace.

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They also add that Leverkusen are happy to sell for two reasons, the first being that Gray has not proven himself in his time there and the second because he is on ‘relatively high wages’ compared to his status at the club.

That’s all opened the door for Everton to get their man, as detailed in the transcript from the show below.

“Everton want him, and there they are in final talks,” they said.

“Crystal Palace also made an offer, but they’re (Everton) in pole position. He has a €2m exit clause and can leave for the exact same price he arrived for.

“That sounds strange at first, but he didn’t assert himself, and we’ve heard he also has a relatively high salary.

“That’s why is makes sense from Leverkusen’s point of view because he didn’t assert himself, but it’s still a strange transfer to arrive for half a year and then be quickly flogged off again for the same amount.”