Date: 1st July 2019 at 8:12pm
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EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Everton defender Brendan Galloway is in advanced talks to join Luton Town, Football Insider can reveal.

The left-back, 23, is poised to move to the newly-promoted Championship club after Marco Silva gave the green light for him to exit permanently.

An Everton source has told Football Insider that Galloway is expected to complete a free transfer to Luton barring any late hitches after a breakthrough in negotiations.

It will end Zimbabwe-born Galloway’s five-year spell at Goodison Park after moving to the Premier League club from MK Dons as a teenager.

Capped by England at Under-21 level, there were high hopes that the defender could establish himself as a first choice player but he has not been able to do.

He has made just 21 appearances for the Merseysiders and was frozen out of the first-team squad completely last season after a disappointed loan spell at Sunderland the previous campaign.

Everton extended the contract last month of Leighton Baines, 34, by a further year in a move that effectively ended any slim hopes Galloway had of remaining at the club.

Lucas Digne is firmly established as the number one left-back, and Baines will deputise for him next season.

In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that Silva has given the green light for international ace to leave Goodison Park after seven-figure bid.