Everton transfer news: Demarai Gray prepares for medical exam ahead of Bayer Leverkusen move | Football news

Bayer Leverkusen winger Demarai Gray is expected to undergo a medical examination today ahead of a proposed transfer to Everton.

The former Birmingham winger joined Leverkusen on an 18-month contract from Leicester in January, but has only scored once in the Bundesliga since arriving in Germany.

The 25-year-old is set to undergo a medical examination ahead of a £ 1.5million move.

Everton are expected to complete a trio of signings before the team travel to Florida for a preseason tour, with Asmir Begovic and Andros Townsend also set to join the club.

Begovic has only one year left on his contract at Bournemouth and is expected to arrive at Goodison Park as a cover for England international Jordan Pickford.

Former Birmingham and Leicester winger Gray set to return to Premier League victory at Everton in £ 1.5million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen

Townsend, meanwhile, underwent a medical at Everton on Monday and is expected to join a free transfer after leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

Townsend and new Everton boss Rafa Benitez worked together at Newcastle between March and June 2016 but were unable to avoid the Magpies’ relegation to the championship.

In June, Townsend said Sky Sports News Everton were making the right choice in getting Benitez as their new boss.

“I played under Rafa at Newcastle so I know how good a manager he is,” he said.

“He’s good on the training ground. He always tries to work hard and he’s a good man too. Good manager.

“So to eliminate the rivalry, to eliminate Liverpool-Everton, for reasons on the pitch, I think it’s a very good meeting.”

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