Everton forward Tom Cannon has expressed his desire to move on from Goodison Park this summer as the academy graduate searches for first team football.

Indeed, the ‘brilliant’ centre-forward has been linked with a move away from Merseyside, with Preston North End rumoured to be eager for a reunion with the 20-year-old.

Cannon spent the second half of last season on loan at Deepdale and impressed during his time in Lancashire, scoring eight goals in 20 games.

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However, according to the Daily Mail, the Republic of Ireland forward is now the subject of a £7m bid from Championship side Norwich City.

Injury to Norwich forward Josh Sargent has forced the Canaries into the market and are now reportedly looking to secure the signature of Everton’s Tom cannon.

Everton getting £7m for Tom Cannon would be great business and suit both club and player

The young striker is contracted until 2025 at Goodison Park but will find first team chances limited at the Blues, especially since the arrival of £26m player Beto, who joined from Udinese.

Cannon is reportedly eager to make the move to Carrow Road with a desire to play regular senior football and it is a move that could suit all parties.

The forward is unlikely to feature at Goodison Park and Sean Dyche could use whatever fee Cannon brings to reinvest in his squad late on in the window.

Both Demarai Gray and Alex Iwobi are linked with late departures, so Everton could earn a few quid for some last-minute shopping.

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Southampton forward Kamaldeen Sulemana has been linked with the Blues, though the Saints reportedly value him at around £30m.

Everton’s defence meanwhile is worrisome and has yet to be reinforced this summer, though Borussia Monchengladbach’s Nico Elvedi has been linked.

Should Cannon leave he would be the second young forward to move on from Everton this summer after Ellis Simms made the £3.5m switch to Coventry City.

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