Sky: Attacker heading for Everton medical after club-record deal agreed
By Dominic Toner
Moussa Sissoko is set to join Everton in a sensational £30million deal, according to a report.
Sky Sports revealed on their transfer centre blog on Wednesday (8:06pm) that the attacking midfielder is on his way to Goodison Park to undergo a medical.
The report details that the 27-year-old Frenchman will complete a transfer from Newcastle for an Everton-record fee of £30million.
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It will beat the current Everton transfer record, which is the £28million they paid to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea two years.
The impending arrival of Sissoko on Merseyside comes just minutes after BBC Sport senior correspondent Ian Dennis claimed on his personal Twitter account that Tottenham were ahead of Everton in the race for the France international and that the London side were confident a deal can be done.
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Sissiko is set to become Everton’s fifth senior signing of the summer following the arrival of new manager Ronald Koeman.
Sissoko has been desperate for a move away from St. James’ Park all summer and it appears he will be granted his wish on deadline day.
Newcastle were relegated to the Championship last season and were always unlikely to keep their star player, especially after his impressive performances with hosts France at Euro 2016.
Idrissa Gueye has also joined Goodison Park this summer to bolster the Everton midfield and has become an instant success following his displays in the Premier League.
Sissoko would be expected to go straight into the starting line-up after a huge £30million price tag, which even surpasses the initial £25million they paid Crystal Palace for winger Yannick Bolasie this summer.
In other Everton transfer news, they have tabled a £3million bid for a defender and received an emphatic response.