Everton reportedly up for sale as owner Farhad Moshiri seeks to recoup at least £500m amid chaos
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is reportedly looking to sell the club for at least £500 million after sacking Frank Lampard on Monday in what has been a chaotic period for the Merseyside club.
They are currently second-bottom in the Premier League and fired Chelsea legend Lampard as manager on Monday, following a 10-game losing streak.
Everton fans have been vocal in their criticism of Moshiri and his fellow board members in recent weeks, prompting The Guardian to report that the British-Iranian billionaire wants to sell the Merseyside club.
Moshiri is thought to want to recoup his investment in Everton’s new stadium, which is being built at Bramley-Moore Dock, with Deloitte being tasked with handling the sale amid interest from a number of potential buyers.
Despite the reports, Moshiri, who has spent around £700 million on players since joining Everton in February 2016 and has recouped just over £400 million, has told the Liverpool Echo that he is not looking to sell the club.
The possibility of a sale is just the latest controversial news to emerge from Everton, whom Jamie Carragher dubbed “the worst-run club in the country” on Monday.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that star players Anthony Gordon and Amadou Onana had skipped training, fueling speculation that the pair are looking to leave the club before the January transfer window closes.
Newcastle United hope to complete a deal for Gordon in the ‘next few days,’ and believe they have outbid Chelsea for the attacker.
Tottenham have also hijacked Everton’s deal for Arnaut Danjuma at the eleventh hour, despite the Villarreal winger having undergone a medical with the Toffees.
Meanwhile, Everton’s preferred replacement for Lampard, former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa, has reportedly rejected the Toffees.
Ralph Hasenhuttl, the former head coach of Southampton, has also been linked with the position.
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