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Everton winning chase for Dempsey
25th November 2013 4:00am GMT
Everton are understood to be the favourites to land Clint Dempsey on loan this January, SportsDirect News can reveal.
The prolific attacking midfielder only left the Premier League this summer to return to his native USA with Seattle Sounders, but is likely to seek a short spell on loan this season to keep his fitness up during the MLS close-season.
Dempsey has represented both Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur during his time in England, and both of his former clubs have also been linked with moves for him, as have Aston Villa.
However, the 30-year-old is said to be most tempted by a move to Everton, who are performing well this season under Roberto Martinez.
The Toffees look the more attractive proposition presently, with Fulham languishing near the bottom of the table and his single season with Tottenham not being the most enjoyable of his career.
Everton already have Gareth Barry, Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu on loan this season, and Dempsey could prove another astute transfer move by the Merseyside club.
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