It was revealed in September that 777 Partners and Everton had reached an agreement for 777 Partners to acquire the team. The investing group is also associated with Standard Liege, Hertha Berlin, and Sevilla, among other teams; however, the Toffees acquisition is still pending completion.

The 94.1% share that 777 Partners purchased from Farhad Moshiri has raised a lot of questions, and it’s not the only unresolved issue that exists at Goodison Park. Everton will lose 10 points for breaking financial regulations, according to a recent announcement from the Premier League. This is the largest sporting penalty in the competition’s history.

777 Partners have encountered problems taking over Everton

777 Partners might have been concerned about the current state of affairs at Goodison Park, particularly in light of rumors that rival teams may try to sue Everton for £300 million after representatives from Burnley, Leeds United, and Leicester City met to reiterate plans that were first developed in the summer. The three teams want damages to make up for the losses they suffered after being demoted from the Premier League.

According to Football Insider, 777 Partners wants to reopen talks with Moshiri on the takeover’s price because of possible legal disputes. Reporter Paul Brown recently revealed to GIVEMESPORT that 777 Partners are still ‘determined to complete the purchase’ of the Toffees in spite of the ongoing background activities, indicating that they are still seeking regulatory approval.

TalkSPORT has also hinted that concerns regarding the potential new owners 777 Partners’ funding of the transaction could cause the agreement to collapse. Numerous issues have arisen in relation to the possible acquisition, and Brown has informed GIVEMESPORT that he thinks there is less than a 50/50 possibility that a deal will close.

Prospective Everton owners 777 Partners have not received letter over  '£300m legal threat' - Liverpool Echo

Evertonians will undoubtedly be desperate for every behind-the-scenes matter to be solved in the not-so-distant future so they can simply focus on supporting their team. It’s probably a similar feeling for Sean Dyche, who was starting to get a tune out of his players before the Premier League hit the Toffees with a 10-point deduction.

Ben Jacobs update

Jacobs has suggested that 777 Partners have had ‘a few problems’ in their efforts to take over Everton and it’s currently an unstable period at Goodison Park. The reliable journalist adds that the Merseyside club are currently waiting to see how various different legal cases pan out, as it could lead to severe financial strain. Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jacobs said…

“Everton are waiting to see how the different legal cases pan out. If they go against them, including the compensation case for Leeds, Leicester, and Burnley, it could really put the club’s finances under significant further strain. And that’s obviously why it’s important for Everton that 777 Partners come in as soon as possible, but that deal itself has had a few problems too. It’s a very unstable period for Everton.

But on the field, they’re doing okay, they’re playing well, they’re doing more than okay, they’re playing very well. Regardless of whether it’s 10 points or whether it’s reduced or whether it’s overturned, the priority will be just to keep focusing on the football because even if the punishment stays as it is, Everton will feel like they can stay up.”

Sean Dyche is focusing on a tough few weeks

The Toffees have a demanding schedule ahead of them before the January transfer window. Their goal is to escape the relegation zone after their points deduction, a task that won’t be easy with sides around them starting to pick up results.

Up next for Everton is a trip to Nottingham Forest, followed by home matches against Newcastle United and Chelsea at Goodison Park. They then face a crucial match against fellow relegation battlers Burnley. Their Carabao Cup ambitions will then be tested in the quarter-final of the competition against Fulham.

Dyche’s men will see out the year with games against Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and the reigning Premier League champions, Manchester City. It’s far from an easy run for the Merseyside outfit, and they will need to improve on their 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United at the weekend.