Andros Townsend takes Everton medical ahead of leaving Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend is undergoing a medical ahead of signing for Everton.

The 30-year old is a free agent after his contract was allowed to run down at Crystal Palace.

He previously worked with Everton manager Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United and has talked highly of the Spaniard’s coaching methods.

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Andros Townsend is set to become the second Everton signing of the Rafa Benitez era

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Townsend is set to be joined at Goodison by former Leicester winger Demarai Gray. Everton are talking to his current club Bayer Leverkusen with a buyout clause set at around £1.7m.

Crystal Palace have also expressed an interest in 25-year old Gray.

Everton are also among the clubs to have asked about Burnley’s Dwight McNeil as they look to improve the service into their strikers. They also need cover with Richardson taking part in the Olympics with Brazil.

Townsend and Benitez have worked together before during his time at Newcastle

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic had his medical at the weekend and agreed a one year contract with an extra year option with Everton after Bournemouth allowed him to leave as they trim their wage bill.

The south coast club are showing an interest in free agent centre back Scott Dann who is another to see his contract run down at Crystal Palace.

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