According to Sport, Everton are close to landing Jean Clair Todibo from Barcelona for ₤17 million after calling the Spanish giants about a move a couple of weeks back.
The Frenchman is currently on loan with Bundesliga side Schalke 04 after joining them in January, and while they have an option to buy him for ₤22 million, the financial difficulty the coronavirus pandemic has actually put clubs in will avoid them from doing so.
They desire another loan offer, however Barcelona desire to sell the 20- year-old as they require money this summer.
Everton want to fulfill their asking rate, with another ₤ 5 million to be paid in performance-related add- ons, however the La Liga giants desire a buyback option consisted of in the offer.
It stays to be seen if the Toffees will concur to the provision, however both sides will probably strike an offer provided the exceptional working relationship in between them.
While Todibo is open to moving to the Premier League, he would choose to stay at Barcelona and battle for his playing opportunities.
Everton aren’t the only team keen on the France youth international, and the Camp Nou outfit are open to other deals and will probably sell to the highest bidder.