Everton have finally agreed to let Simon Davies join Fulham as they prepare to bring in Portugal star Manuel Fernandes on loan.The 20-year-old midfielder was at Bellefield today having a medical while Wales international Davies was heading to Craven Cottage in a £3million deal. The Davies move has been on the cards for several weeks, despite the Haverfordwest-born star recently insisting he did not want to leave Goodison Park. He was a surprise inclusion in Everton's 2-0 Barclays Premiership win at Wigan yesterday, despite a deal virtually being in place to take him to west London. Davies said in October he would have to review his position at Everton if he continued to be on the sidelines. He later backtracked on that statement but he has not been a regular at Goodison this season and was clearly not willing to allow that situation to drag on until the summer. Everton boss David Moyes had been reluctant to let Davies leave, but once the likely arrival of Fernandes was on the cards, he would no longer stand in the 27-year-old's way. Davies moved to Everton from Spurs for £3.5m in May 2005 but has had a disappointing time at Goodison Park, with injuries and loss of form restricting his appearances. He played 53 games for the club and produced an excellent performance at the JJB stadium yesterday. Davies will now join a squad managed by his former Wales team-mate Chris Coleman. Fernandes will fill the space in Moyes' squad vacated by Davies and is expected to sign for an initial six-month loan with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season. He had returned to Benfica after Portsmouth decided against completing a move for the central midfielder, who has played for Portugal at both Under-21 and senior level. Fernandes played against Everton in a 2-0 win for Portsmouth at Fratton Park in December. Now he could become a key part of the Merseysiders' push for a European place, following yesterday's win that pushed them into seventh place in the Premiership. Everton chief executive Keith Wyness has confirmed the negotiations, saying: 'We have been in discussions with Benfica and representatives regarding the possibility of a loan move until the end of the season. 'As part of that process, he is currently undergoing a medical at Bellefield. However, the transaction is not complete.' Fernandes has played 12 times this term for Pompey, and made his senior international debut against the Republic of Ireland in February 2005. Having started his career at Benfica, Fernandes moved to Portsmouth at the start of the current campaign on loan but did not make his debut until September due to a groin injury. It is believed Benfica had stipulated that, if he started three consecutive Premiership games, it would trigger a clause that Pompey had to sign him for £12m. Further negotiations with Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp fell through and that has allowed Everton to pounce. If the move is completed, Fernandes could play in Saturday's friendly at Bournemouth.