Everton have agreed a fee with Bournemouth for Josh King and he is now discussing personal terms ahead of a potential move, Football Insider can reveal.
The 29-year-old has been the subject of interest from multiple Premier League clubs on deadline day but the Toffees are now in pole position to sign him ahead of tonight’s 11pm deadline.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the two clubs have agreed on a fee in the region of £5-6million.
This site revealed just hours ago that the Merseyside club had made a late move for the Cherries striker after Cenk Tosun’s exit was finalised.
Tosun moved back to his former club Besiktas on loan until the end of the season and it has paved the way for King to join Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
King has a house in the north-west from his days at Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers and is keen to complete a move to Goodison Park.
Ancelotti only has one recognised senior striker at the club in Dominic Calvert-Lewin following Tosun’s departure.
The Everton manager hinted on Friday that he would look to add another forward if Tosun left the club.
King’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is available for a cut-price fee.
He has an impressive goal record in the Premier League having found the net 48 times in 161 games during his five years in the division.
The Norway international recently returned to Bournemouth’s starting eleven despite great speculation over his future.
He played the full 90 minutes of their 3-1 defeat to Reading on Friday night.