By Declan Walsh

14th Jun, 2022 | 4:40pm

Heads of terms signed in fresh Everton takeover development, Peter Kenyon in early talks with Farhad Moshiri

Peter Kenyon’s consortium has signed heads of terms ahead of a potential takeover at Everton, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper reported via their print edition on Tuesday (14 June, page 76) ex-Chelsea chief executive Kenyon is spearheading a group that involves John Thornton, Maciek Kaminski with discussions underway to buy Everton from current owner Farhad Moshiri.

It is understood that Kenyon’s consortium is willing to pay £400million for the Merseyside club while Moshiri wants £550million.

The Mail adds: “Sources claim heads of terms have been signed, although negotiations are still at an early stage.”

Kenyon’s group, which is taking advice from investment specialist Michael Klein and US law firm Well Gotshal and Manges, reportedly wants there to be a guarantee that the Blues will not be impeded by Financial Fair Play if they do take charge at Goodison Park.

Frank Lampard’s job will seemingly be safe due to Kenyon’s support of the former Chelsea player and manager.

Serious interest

With heads of terms signed, it sure seems as though the Kenyon-led consortium are very serious about taking over the boardroom at Goodison Park.

It means that the group will have drawn up a document to set out a timescale to complete a takeover, purchase price, certain bonuses, who’s involved in the deal and, should it exist, a period of exclusivity.

It remains to be seen whether or not that exclusivity has been given but with talks at an early stage, it’s unlikely.

Moshiri has done very little good for Everton.

He’s thrown hundreds of millions of pounds at signing rubbish players, hiring rubbish managers and buying a stadium that moves us away from our historic home at Goodison Park.

While the new stadium looks great and moves the Blues into the 21st Century, there are bound to be some who aren’t overly happy with the move.

Still, Moshiri has been a rotten owner of Everton Football Club and we’d be more than happy to see the back of him.

However, is this is a case of Everton fans being better off with the devil they know rather than the one they don’t.

Kenyon has a lot of experience in English football but we don’t know much about the others who are involved in his consortium.

We’ll see how this plays out before forming an opinion.

In other Everton news, the Blues could be forced into a big sale as Alisher Usmanov’s name is mentioned in a transfer report.

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