By Wayne Veysey

Andre Gomes is closing in on a permanent move to Everton after agreeing the terms of a £120,000-a-week contract, Football Insider understands.

The Merseysiders are locked in negotiations with Barcelona over the structure of a deal that is set to be worth over £25million.

A Spanish source has told Football Insider that Gomes’ camp have settled personal terms with the club after he was offered a deal that will catapult him into the top bracket of earners at Goodison.

The Toffees’ highest-paid players include 2018 signings Yerry Mina, Richarlison and Bernard, along with Jordan Pickford, Theo Walcott and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Barcellona are keen to get £30million for the central midfielder, who was on the fringes of their side before joining Everton on loan last summer.

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Gomes, 25, made an excellent impression at Goodison, with a series of classy performances and he established a fine partnership in central midfield with Idrissa Gueye.

He has also attracted interest from West Ham, who have lodged a £21million bid, as well as Tottenham, but Everton are now in pole position to sign him this window.

In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that the club are ready to submit a £25million bid for potential Theo Walcott replacement.