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Okoronkwo, who celebrated his 17th birthday on Saturday, will link up with Paul Tait’s Everton Under-18s side having agreed a professional contract with the Blues until the end of June 2024.

The midfielder endured fitness problem during last month’s Carabao Cup clash with Huddersfield but impressed the Blues boss with his resilience.

The striker comes in for Juve as a replacement for the outgoing Cristiano Ronaldo, who is set to return to Manchester United.

The Seagulls are currently fourth in the table on six points, while Everton have also made an encouraging start, collecting four points from their two fixtures under Rafael Benitez’s leadership.

An Everton side featuring nine changes from the side that were held to a 2-2 draw at Leeds at the weekend looked to be up against it when Iwobi’s goal was cancelled out by Tom Lees before Kean was given his marching orders.

The Whites found it difficult against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in their season opener, but Everton started life under Rafael Benitez with an impressive 3-1 victory over Southampton at Goodison Park.

The Spaniard, famous for a rather more high-profile comeback with the red half of the city in 2005, has plenty of work to convince the doubters he can ever be accepted at Goodison Park, but this was as good an opening as he could have wished for.

It was claimed that the Serie A club is still looking at the Premier League, with Iwobi a potential target.

The 25-year-old former Leicester winger has signed a three-year deal and has the option of a fourth with the Toffees as he leaves German side Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee after just six months in the Bundesliga.