Everton will make a decision on where Tom Cannon will play next season this week.

That’s according to journalist Alan Nixon, who has reported that the decision will be made tomorrow after he features in a behind-closed-doors friendly today.

Cannon’s future has been up in the air for weeks now after a number of Championship clubs declared interest in him.

The ‘outstanding’ striker spent last season on loan with Preston North End, where he bagged nine goal contributions in 20 appearances in the second tier.

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Cannon’s success now looks to have earned him a full season-long loan away from Goodison Park so he can pick up regular minutes, though the Toffees are yet to decide where they will send him.

The likes of Sunderland, Stoke City and Birmingham City have been linked with the 20-year-old, while Preston were thought to be favourites to re-sign him this summer.

Everton will reportedly demand a £1 million loan fee for Cannon, which has put off a number of suitors. It is also believed that Sean Dyche’s side would consider a permanent sale if they were offered the right money.

Everton were expected to wait until they had bolstered their attack before letting Tom Cannon leave

Alan Nixon previously claimed that Everton were due to make a decision on Tom Cannon last week, however they chose to delay it until they could bring in two new attackers.

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The Toffees have now confirmed the arrivals of Youssef Chermiti and Jack Harrison, which could now pave the way for Cannon to leave.

Cannon’s exit will still leave them light up front, with Chermiti the only central striker to join the club so far this summer.

Neal Maupay’s performance against Fulham has left Everton crying out for a new striker and fans could be left wondering why Cannon was allowed to leave if they don’t bring in a strong replacement soon.

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