Date: 4th September 2010 at 1:43pm
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Everton manager David Moyes is ready to let striker James Vaughan go out on loan and Burnley along with Sheffield United are understood to be interested.

It had been thought he would move to a new club permanently in the Summer Transfer Window which closed last week but that never happened so now Moyes wants the 22 year old striker to go out on loan and playing first team football before the next opportunity to sell the player in January.

It is understood though that Everton want the club to pick up his £15,000/week salary during the loan spell so the calculator will no doubt be out at Turf Moor if the speculation is true. Hopefully the formulas used will be more ambitious than the one used on the Blades calculator! In fact now we have gone down stronger, I hope by now they have replaced last season’s Abacus with a calculator since speed will be of the essence and hopefully not Gary Speed!

Vaughan came through Everton’s youth system signing his first professional contract in 2004. An England Under 21 international he has had two loan spells away from the club. He joined Derby County on loan in September 2009 but surgery to fix a slight cartilage tear meant his recall. He returned to fitness in January 2010 scoring his first goal after his injury against Burnley. A one month loan to Leicester City followed which was extended to the end of the season.

With Vaughan not named in Everton’s 25 man squad, he faced a life in the Reserves so it remains to be seen whether he has caught the eye of Brian Laws.

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