Everton are close to breaking their club transfer record for the second time this summer.
The Daily Mail claim that the Toffees are close to completing the £32m transfer of Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Everton boss, Ronald Koeman, has been a long term admirer of the Icelandic midfielder, and is thought to have wanted to sign him back in January. However with the Swans heavily embroiled in a relegation battle at the time, they were unwilling to do business over their star player.
However these reports suggest that the Welsh club are now reluctantly willing to do business for the 27-year-old, who is claimed to be ready for a fresh challenge after three-years at the Liberty Stadium.
Should Everton get the deal over the line, it would see their summer spending exceed £120m, meaning that they are the highest spending Premier League club ahead of Manchester United who have spent £106m.
Sigurdsson would become the Everton’s seventh summer signing in what has been a busy summer of transfer activity down at Goodison Park. The Blues have already completed the signings of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaasen” Sandro Ramirez, Henry Onyekuru and of course securing the sensation return of Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.
The arrival of Sigurdsson would put pressure on Everton midfielder Ross Barkley who has been linked with a summer move away from the Blues after failing to agree a new deal at the club. However, Everton have found very little interest from clubs, who are seemingly put off the £50m asking price for the England international.