By Harvey Byrne
Sevilla have beaten Everton in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, according to a report.
Football website Goal have claimed that the La Liga club will sign the 29-year-old on a season-long loan and that the French giants will pay half of his wages.
This report follows claims from French news outlet Le Parisien that Everton were interested in landing Sirigu, alongside Premier League rivals Hull and Sevilla.
It was claimed that the Spanish side led the race for the Italy international and it would now appear that they have won the battle with the advantage of Champions League football on offer.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman is keen to add another goalkeeper to his squad to compete alongside Maarten Stekelenburg.
This follows reports that the Dutch boss was reportedly keen on taking Joe Hart from Manchester City. However, the Mail claimed on Monday that the Toffees have decided against signing the England international because of the cost of bringing him to Goodison.
Experienced goalkeeper Sirigu moved to France from Palermo in the summer of 2011.
The 17-time capped Italy international has two-years left on his contract and has played in 190 fixtures during his time at the cash-rich club, winning four Ligue 1 titles.
However, Sirigu has been left out of Unai Emery’s opening two matches of the new campaign behind Kevin Trapp and Alphonse Areola, after making just six appearances for the club last season.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees have offered £16million for Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez.