Everton lose out again as midfield target opts for Premier League rivals - reports
By Dominic Toner
Leicester have agreed a deal for midfielder Bartosz Kaputska, according to a report.
The Daily Mail reported last week that Everton were interested in signing the Polish international as new manager Ronald Koeman looks to improve his squad.
But Sky Sports claimed on their Twitter account on Monday evening that the Premier League champions have won the race and agreed a £7.5million deal with his current club Cracovia.
BREAKING: Sky sources: Leicester agree fee of £7.5m for Poland winger Bartosz Kaputska https://t.co/rL1Sag756v
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 1, 2016
The attacking midfielder played in the summer’s European Championships with Poland, featuring in four matches for his national side, with two starts and two appearances from the bench.
The young starlet starred in 35 matches for Polish side Cracovia in all competitions last season, scoring five goals and providing 10 assists.
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Kapustka broke into the Cracovia senior team at the age of 18 and has made 59 appearances in two years.
Koeman has suffered a frustrating transfer window to date and Kaputska is the last name that the club have missed out on.
Stoke’s Marko Arnoutovic recently agreed an extended contract at The Britannia after the 27-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Everton, and Sky Sports reported that he was very close to joining Goodison Park at one point.
Meanwhile, summer-long target Axel Wiesel’s move to the Toffees also looks in doubt, after it was reported by Tuttosport that the Belgium midfielder has emerged as one of the favourites to replace Pogba, if the Juventus star leaves for Old Trafford this summer.
In other Everton transfer news, the club are set to complete a deal that will demolish their transfer record.