West Ham United could now be interested in Everton attacker Demarai Gray this summer, who has fallen out of favour with Blues boss Sean Dyche.

David Moyes’ side had looked set to sign Manchester City player Carlos Borges, but the deal was hijacked by Dutch giants Ajax.

Indeed, the Hammers could now turn their attention to the 27-year-old Everton attacker who has ‘real quality’ and has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, including Crystal Palace and Fulham.

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That is according to journalist Ryan Taylor, who reported via his Twitter account that it is: “Turning into a nightmare window for West Ham following @FabrizioRomano story that Carlos Borges is now set to join Ajax.

Deal looked as good as done. Keep an eye on Demarai Gray. Name that has been internally discussed, nothing finalised just yet between Everton & Fulham.”

Making profit on Demarai Gray for Sean Dyche to reinvest would be good business from Everton

Gray joined Everton in the summer of 2021 in a £1.7m deal with German side Bayer Leverkusen, though has fallen out of favour since Sean Dyche’s January appointment.

Indeed, the Jamaican international was a regular starter for the Blues under Frank Lampard, but started five out of the last 18 Premier League games on the bench under Dyche.

Given the small fee that Everton paid for Gray, the Toffees would no doubt be able to make a substantial profit on a player that the manager does not seem to fancy.

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Reinvesting with players Dyche believes he can work with would be good business from Everton, though Gray is one of the club’s most creative outlets, so his replacement would have to hit the ground running.

Indeed, the Toffees have been linked with a loan move for Southampton attacker Kamaldeen Sulemana, who could be an interesting addition at Goodison Park.

With West Ham United just the latest name to be linked with a move for Demarai Gray, the possibility of a bidding war can only be good news for Everton.

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