Will Cash-Strapped Everton Be Forced To Sell Star Striker?

Goodison Park hit-man on his way to the King Power Stadium?

Leicester City have opened negotiations with Everton over striker Jermaine Beckford.

The Foxes have been after the 27-year-old for some time and had a bid rejected earlier this month.

Big-spending Leicester are believed to have rekindled their interest in Beckford as they look to bring in a proven striker before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm.

Everton are thought to be open to the idea of selling Beckford to raise funds for their own transfer plans, according to Sky Sports.

Beckford is happy to stay at Goodison Park, but Leicester are hoping to persuade him to make the move to King Power Stadium.

The Toffees are in a dire financial state and have not been able to buy a player for one year, 11 months and 30 days.

Chairman Bill Kenwright has said he cannot spend money on a player because the bank will not lend him any more money.

This has severely hampered manager David Moyes’ transfer plans and meant he has not been able to strengthen his squad.

The Scot has been relying on youth academy products and may allow the sale of Beckford if it will mean he can spend the cash on new recruits.

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