Tottenham are on the brink of selling versatile attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey with Everton his believed destination.

The United States international misses tomorrow’s friendly in Monaco after flying yesterday from Heathrow to San Francisco where the Toffees are based while playing in the Guinness Championship.

Twitter was last night ablaze with speculation that the former Fulham favourite was heading home to play Major League Soccer for either Toronto or the Seattle Sounders.

But the 30-year-old Texan may be staying in the Premier League and finally heading to Merseyside just 12 months after a deadline day move to Liverpool collapsed and he left Craven Cottage for White Hart Lane in a £6million deal.