Report: Leeds ace Byram takes Everton medical, three-year deal to be signed today

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Leeds United's Sam Byram is to sign for Everton today, despite late interest from West Ham and Newcastle United.

Sam Byram will complete his transfer to Everton today, report The Sun.

The Sun claim he will put pen to paper on a three year deal which will net Leeds United £3.7 million, after undergoing a medical on Sunday.

Byram's contract is into it's final six months, leaving the Championship side facing the prospect of cashing in now or gambling on potentially being awarded a lower fee at a tribunal.

Leeds are currently in 17th place in the Championship, while Everton sit in 11th position in the Premier League.

It appears the Toffees have successfully fought off late interest from both Newcastle United and West Ham United, with The Guardian reporting on Friday that both clubs had made competing offers to Everton's.

Losing Byram is a disappointment for Leeds, who have been powerless to stop academy stars like Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Fabian Delph, and Jonny Howson departing for the glamour of the Premier League in their decade plus spell outside the top flight, and worries remain over their ability to hang onto Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor long term.

Byram did not feature at the weekend in Leeds' 2-0 away loss to Sheffield Wednesday.

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