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    Default Switch Island Everton FC Stadium?

    EVERTON is in talks with 2bn property giant Peel Holdings to build a new stadium at Switch Island.

    The company, one of the biggest developers in the UK, is offering the land it owns at Netherton.

    Peel, led by multi-millioniare recluse John Whittaker, will provide a feasibility study into building the ground.

    The news is a massive step for the club.

    Peel Holdings has a record of pulling off major developments around the country.

    It owns Liverpool John Lennon airport, Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, the Manchester Ship Canal and the Trafford Centre.

    A senior Everton source said the study is entirely at Peel's expense and would not cost the club a penny.

    A City source close to the talks told the ECHO today: "The plan is for Peel to build a new stadium for Everton to gradually acquire it on a lease scheme.

    "Over the medium term the plan would be a win-win for both parties."

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    KNOWSLEY council has offered Everton FC three prime development sites on which to build a new stadium.

    Executives at the local authority are involved in a sustained attempt to tempt the club out of Liverpool to the Kirkby area.

    Kirkby's municipal golf course is one of the sites the club have been offered, along with nearby land next to Kirkby sports centre on Valley Road, both close to motorway access from the M57.

    It is believed Knowsley would provide the land needed either free or at a much reduced rate, so keen are they to attract a prestige deal which would prove a massive boost to the area's economy and reputation.

    Cheap land and the possibility of the council accessing regeneration grants for work in and around the new stadium will be a major inducement for Everton, with the financing of the project still a major hurdle for the club to overcome.

    Last night, a spokesman for Everton confirmed: "There are talks ongoing. We have a number of options." It is believed the former Cronton Colliery had also been put forward initially, but was dismissed.

    The club is now considering using that plot for a new training academy for coaches, if it can secure the finances once their stadium plans have been finalised.

    The Everton board has been approached with a number of sites since the collapse of the Kings Dock project in February, 2003.

    Other options include land at Switch Island and a site in Speke.

    A spokeswoman for Knowsley council said: "The council understands Kirkby is one of a number of options being considered by Everton FC at this stage."

    Liverpool Council is keen to ensure the club stays in the city and officials are sure to be busy working behind the scenes to try to match any deals offered by its neighbouring local authority.

    The club has still not officially committed itself to leaving Goodison Park, its home since 1892, but will make a formal announcement this summer.

    Officials insist it is still considering plans for redeveloping the current ground or ground-sharing with Liverpool FC, although these are both now highly unlikely options.

    Late last year, chief executive Keith Wyness was in talks with financial experts about funding a 50,000-capacity stadium costing around 125m.

    Everton's financial position has improved in the past 12 months, giving Mr Wyness renewed confidence that a new stadium is again a valid option.

    In November, Everton announced the best financial results in the club's 127-year history. Turnover rose by 34% from 44.7m last year to 60m.

    Everton secured a place in the Deloitte and Touche top 20 world club rich-list for the first time, and finishing fourth in the Premiership brought a greater slice of prize money, with greater revenue from live televised games.

    Profit after player trading showed a turnaround of 38.9m, from a loss of 15.4m to a profit of 23.5m.

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    It wouldn't bother me if they moved to Kirkby in fact an out of town venue might be better for us all because maybe they could use it for large concerts and not have to worry about local residents and noise pollution.Kirkby golf course was previously considered as an option years ago in the dark days under Peter Johnson so there's nothing new there,I just wish both clubs would sort themselves out because we are both giants of the game and because Merseyside deserves two big stadiums so let's hope they both stop dragging their heels and get a move on.

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    COUNCIL leader Warren Bradley today vowed to "fight tooth and nail" to stop Everton FC leaving Liverpool. more
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    A MULTI-MILLION pound plan to build a new Everton FC stadium in Kirkby is revealed today. more
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    EVERTON'S proposed move to a new stadium in Kirkby would be part of a development costing 250m, a confidential report leaked to the Daily Post reveals. more
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