Everton shareholders will hold a meeting during the week to demand that the club's proposed move to Kirby be scrapped.

The Toffees' proposed stadium development on Liverpool's outer fringes has been dogged by controversy and now the government has called in the scheme for inquiry.

The News of the World claims that an extraordinary general meeting will be held to address the situation, with a particular focus on the club's exclusivity agreement with Tesco.

Warren Bradley, leader of the Liverpool City Council, said: "Sites have been offered to the club to consider. But the club have used the exclusivity agreement as a barrier to further dialogue."

The Everton board will be asked to reconsider a stadium-sharing scheme with city rivals Liverpool, although that idea is unlikely to get off the ground.