Everton are now clear favourites to sign Nikica Jelavic from Rangers.
West Ham have pulled out of the race to sign the 26 year old striker. Manager, Sam Allardyce said: "The price was too expensive."
Maybe it was, but our sources say that Nik didn't want to go to the Championship and he definitely wants to come to play in the Premier League. So that's the first hurdle out the way.
The second is Rangers want to try and get a replacement striker in. Bad news is that Celtic have just signed Rangers target Pawel Brozek on loan from Trabzonspor.
The third and most important is the cash. Our sources say Everton have bid £8m, but want to pay it in installments, as do most clubs. Rangers want the bulk of it upfront. Hence the ongoing negotiations.
If it does come off it will be an amazing coup for David Moyes and the club. Only a couple of weeks ago, most fans thought we wouldn't sign anyone. But Everton have signed Darron Gibson on a permenant deal and Landon Donovan on a loan deal.
Fingers crossed Everton may have 3 signings by the end of the transfer window at 11.00pm tomorrow. What's that one about counting your chickens?
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