Sean Davis is set to choose between Everton and Middlesbrough this weekend after Fulham finally accepted offers from the Premier League pair for their wantaway midfielder last night.

The Daily Post claims that the former England under-21 international is due to travel to Merseyside today for talks with Everton over a potential move to Goodison Park. Everton are understood to have followed up with a bid of around £5.1m and were granted permission to speak to the tigerish midfielder, a long-term target of David Moyes, after previously having two bids rejected by Fulham.

But the Toffees will need to move fast after Middlesbrough also reached agreement with Fulham over a transfer fee for the 23 year-old. Davis, whose formal transfer request last week was designed to try and accelerate his departure from west London, will head to the north east for discussions with Boro – although Everton remain confident that they are his preferred destination.

Fulham had hoped to net around £7m for their homegrown star, who was called up by Sven-Goran Eriksson to the England squad last year and was voted the club’s player of the season last term, but have decided to settle for a smaller fee with both the start of the new season and the August transfer deadline looming.