By Daniel Feliciano

19th May, 2023 | 8:00pm

MSP Sports Capital are confident of being able to complete a takeover of Everton on Monday after giving guarantees to Farhad Moshiri.

777 Partners were believed to be frontrunners to complete a deal for the club worth £600m, but according to the Daily Mail (19 May) talks in the last 48 hours have seen the American outfit fall behind MSP Sports Capital.

That’s because they have provided guarantees that they will go through with a deal even if the team are relegated to the Championship, and could structure a deal that could free up funds for the transfer window and new stadium.

“As Mail Sport revealed earlier this week, rival American outfit 777 Partners were leading the race but over a fast-moving 48 hours it appears that their £600m offer may now not win them the club from deeply unpopular owner Farhad Moshiri,” they wrote.

“Crunch talks are set to continue over the weekend but insiders have disclosed that MSP feel they can steal in and complete a deal for the Toffees, who are fighting for their Premier League survival.

“While this newspaper revealed that 777 were believed to have wanted guarantees of Everton staying in the top flight, MSP will guarantee their purchase even if Sean Dyche’s side are relegated.”

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Moving parts

There seems to be a lot of moving parts with this takeover, which is expected, but this seems like it could be a genuinely good option for the club.

MSP Sports Capital are known to want a smaller stake than 777 Partners rather than a full takeover, but if they still take a majority it would be a good thing in the long run.

We can pay the next instalment for the stadium straight away to get that doubt out of the way, before knowing that we have some sort of budget for the summer window whether we are relegated or stay in the Premier League.

Getting anything done by Monday seems unlikely at this stage because of how much there is to do, but the club are clearly moving much closer to a takeover of some sort which means Moshiri will be out sooner rather than later.

It’s yet another twist for the club’s takeover situation that just adds to the tension around the club right now.