The Premier League team now anticipates that the 26-year-old will go this month following an offer from Leeds United.
There are now just three days left for Leeds United to finalize any outstanding transfers.
The Whites have not added any new players to their roster during the January transfer window, and time is running out if they hope to bolster the group before Thursday night’s deadline.
Leeds’ first goal for the next 72 hours will still be defense, and they are making a lot of effort to make progress considering how near they were to signing Daiki Hashioka.
Ben Godfrey of Everton is one name that keeps coming up. If he were to transfer to Elland Road, he would give Leeds Premier League caliber and variety.
Leeds’ pursuit of the 26-year-old has now taken a new turn, as iNews reports that Everton anticipates losing both Michael Keane and him following Sean Dyche’s approval.
Godfrey, a target for Leeds, is predicted to depart.
Godfrey is likely to draw strong interest from across Europe for Leeds, but it looks like Daniel Farke’s team is now making the most effort to acquire him.
The Whites are rumored to have offered Godfrey a loan, but a significant obstacle to that is that Everton would much rather sell him than give him a temporary release.
Fourth-round Emirates FA Cup match between Everton and Luton Town. Image courtesy of Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images.
Leeds, meanwhile, is supposedly open to including an obligation-to-buy, though it’s unclear if Everton will find that acceptable.
As previously stated, Godfrey would be a fantastic addition to Leeds, especially considering the team’s present lack of depth at the back and his versatility as a back four player.
Godfrey formerly worked with Leeds manager Farke at Norwich City, therefore he is also acquainted with him. Hopefully, this will be essential to closing a deal.