Date: 26th August 2019 at 8:00am
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EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Everton striker Fraser Hornby is to undergo a medical with Belgian side KV Kortrijk today after snubbing offers from English clubs, Football Insider understands.

Football Insider revealed last Wednesday that the 19-year-old had been granted permission by the Merseysiders to jet to Belgium for talks over a late-window loan transfer.

An Everton source has told Football Insider that Hornby has finalised terms with Kortrijk and will have medical tests today before putting pen to paper on a season-long loan.

The rising star has also had offers on the table this month from English clubs, including one in the Championship before the window for the second tier closed earlier this month.

Subsequently, League One and League Two clubs have tried to land Hornby, but he has been attracted by the idea of continuing his development in the Belgian top tier.

The striker, who scored prolifically for Everton at Under-18 level before graduating to become a key player for their Under-23s, is not in consideration for a first team spot in Marco Silva’s side.

He has yet to add to his one senior appearance, which came two years ago in the Europa League,and the signing of Moise Kean this summer has further pushed him down the pecking order.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has spearheaded the attack in the first three Premier League matches of the season, with Kean coming off the bench on each occasion.

In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that Real Madrid are working on a sensational late deal to sign Goodison player in term at Aston Villa as talks underway.