Everton and Lille continue to hold talks over a move for midfielder Amadou Onan, with Everton also looking to seal a deal to bring Idrissa Gana Gueye back to Goodison Park.
Transfer talks for Onan are progressing rapidly after Everton agreed a fee for the 20-year-old.
The player is on Merseyside to undergo a medical.
Everton will need to complete a deal by midday on Friday if Onana is to play in Saturday’s Premier League opener against Chelsea.
West Ham had a £33.5m fee agreed with Lille, but personal terms with the player proved to be an issue.
Onana signed for Lille from Hamburg for €7m (£5.9m) last summer, so they can cash in heavily on the Belgium international, who made 11 starts and 21 substitute appearances in France’s Ligue 1 last season.
Lille are reluctant sellers but are aware that they may not get such a deal for the player in the future.
Meanwhile, a deal to bring Gueye back to Goodison Park from Paris Saint-Germain is at a very advanced stage.
The midfielder made 108 appearances across three seasons at Everton, joining the club from Aston Villa, before moving to PSG in the summer of 2019.
Everton want Coady
Everton also want to sign Wolves defender Conor Coady this summer.
The 29-year-old, who has been with the Midlands club for seven years, is a target for Everton boss Frank Lampard, who wants to add the experienced defender to his ranks.
Wolves are believed to be keen to keep the player at Molineux but are sympathetic to Coady’s desire to establish himself in the England squad ahead of the World Cup.
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