Report: Midfielder on radar of Everton on brink of £7.4m transfer
By Harvey Byrne
Leicester have agreed a deal to sign Poland international winger and Everton target Bartosz Kapustka, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claimed at the weekend that the Premier League champions were battling with Everton, Southampton, Cologne and Ajax to sign the 19-year-old.
The Mail have now claimed on Wednesday that Leicester have agreed a £5.4million deal, which could rise to £7.4million based on performances.
The 19-year-old is finalising personal terms with Claudio Ranieri’s team and is expected to undergo a medical on Thursday.
This news has broke on the same day that Marko Arnoutovic has agreed to extend his contract at Stoke.
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The 27-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Goodison Park in recent weeks and reports claimed that a deal was almost done on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, summer-long target Axel Witsel’s move to the Toffees also looks in doubt, after it was reported by Tuttosport that the Belgium midfielder had emerged as one of the favourites to replace Pogba, if the Juventus star leaves for Old Trafford this summer.
Ronald Koeman has yet to make a major signing since arriving from Southampton as manager.
Since the Dutch manager’s arrival, Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has been the only noticeable arrival at Goodison Park.
Arnoutovic and Kapustka’s snubs also come fresh off the heels of Graziano Pelle’s decision to turn down the chance to reunite with Koeman at Everton and move to China in a big money deal.
In other Everton transfer news, Chelsea have made a £38million bid for Napoli defender and Toffees target Kalidou Koulibaly.