Everton prepared to let Aiden McGeady go for a cut-price fee
Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady is expected to secure a permanent move to Preston North End this summer.
The Scottish-born winger has rediscovered his form at Deepdale and the Toffees are prepared to let him go for £2m with 12 months remaining on his contract at Goodison Park.
McGeady joined Simon Grayson's side on the final day of the August deadline day last summer and won the Championship club's player of the year, scoring eight goals in 35 appearances.
The 31-year-old was signed by Roberto Martinez in 2014 but fell out of favour and was deemed surplus to requirements by Ronald Koeman.
"We've said all along that we want to try and keep him," said Grayson.
"He's been very good for us. Sometimes a player comes to a football club and it just fits for him, and I think that's what has worked over this season for him. I know we will be speaking to Everton very quickly to try and get something sorted as early as possible."