Demarai Gray is fully focused on Everton, despite increasing transfer interest.

Speaking to Football Daily, the Everton winger claimed all his attention is currently on the upcoming season on Merseyside.

Everton paid only £1.7 million when they signed Gray from Leicester City in 2021 and he has since netted nine goals in the Premier League, impressing as one of Everton’s few bright sparks during a difficult period at the club.

However, Gray could now be on his way out of Goodison Park after reports claimed that Crystal Palace, Al Hilal and an unnamed Premier League club are battling to sign him this summer.

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While it is unclear whether Gray will join the long list of players moving to Saudi Arabia, his dream to play at the top level may suggest otherwise.

“I’m an Everton player and off the back of the last two seasons it’s been difficult,” Gray said.

“I’m looking forward to getting back and as a club we’re trying to make sure we’re not in the situations we’ve been in the last two days and my head is fully focused on doing that and contributing to the team as well as I can.

“I’m just focused on having a good season next year and I still believe in my career I can reach big heights. It’s a dream for me to play Champions League football and play at the top level.”

Arnaut Danjuma’s arrival could affect Demarai Gray’s position at Everton

Reported interest in Demarai Gray doesn’t seem to have progressed any further over the past couple of weeks, however Arnaut Danjuma’s expected arrival may change things for the winger.

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Fabrizio Romano has reported that Danjuma is set to undergo a medical with the Toffees and will be confirmed as an Everton player before the end of the week.

With Everton also heavily linked with Wilfried Gnonto, Gray could be persuaded to leave the club this summer if he feels his position is under threat.

Sean Dyche’s side may also see his departure as a way to fund their pursuit of the Italian.

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