Everton have agreed a £45million deal with Swansea for the transfer of their midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson, pending a medical.
The Iceland international is expected to arrive Merseyside ahead of his medical which will take place on Wednesday.
The Toffees have been on Sigurdsson’s case all summer, with their Dutch manager, Ronald Koeman, revealing last weekend that they were close to agreeing a deal for the former Tottenham playmaker.
Everton saw an initial offer of 40million rejected by the Swans, as per Sky Sports, but continued to be persistent in their pursuit of the 27-year-old.
Sigurdsson, who was key to Swansea maintaining their PL status for another season, missed his club’s preseason tour and also missed their opening match of the PL season at Saint Mary’s, where they held their host, Southampton, to a goalless draw.
Having arrived Wales from Tottenham in a deal worth £6.8million in 2014, Sigurdsson has been one of their best players, having played in over a century games, scoring 29 goals and assisting many others,
Once the move is complete, he will become Everton’s seventh signing of the summer, following the initial arrivals of Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford, Davy Klassen from Ajax, Sandro Ramirez, former Man Utd captain, Wayne Rooney, and Henry Onyekuru, who has since been sent out on loan to Anderlecht, having arrived from fellow Belgian side, KAS Eupen.