Sky reporter: Attacker waits for permission to undergo Everton medical
By Harvey Byrne
Yannick Bolasie is waiting for permission to travel to Everton for a medical, according to a reliable jounalist.
Sky Sports revealed on Tuesday evening that the Merseysiders had settled a stunning £30million deal for winger Bolasie with his club Crystal Palace.
Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solkehol claimed on Wednesday evening that Bolasie has been offered a five-year contract as the Toffees prepare to smash their club-record fee.
Yannick Bolasie waiting for permission to travel to Everton for medical. 5-year deal on the table. Could be club record Everton fee
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 10, 2016
The reported Bolasie fee is set to break the current Everton transfer record, which stands at the £28million they spent to prise Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in the summer of 2014.
Goodison Park flop Oumar Niasse could head the other way, with Sky Sports claiming that the south east London club are in talks with the Senegalese forward.
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The striker was signed by the Merseysiders for £13.5million from Lokomotiv Moscow in January after scoring 13 goals in all competitions from 23 matches for the Russian club, but he has failed to have an impact at Goodison Park.
Ronald Koeman is looking to add players with Premier League experience to his squad and the club have also announced the signing of Ashley Williams on Wednesday.
Bolasie, 27, played in 31 encounters for the Eagles last season in all competitions, scoring six goals and providing six assists.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees £18million move for Sunderland stopper Lamine Kone has been plunged into doubt.