Everton look to be finally closing in on a deal for Swansea City playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman was quizzed about his side’s negotiations to sign the Icelandic midfielder today, and spoke positively about Everton’s chances. As quoted by the Mirror, he said this:

It is close but we have to wait. The deal isn’t done.

Pre-season preparations were rounded off today with a satisfactory 2-2 draw against La Liga outfit Sevilla, and it looks as though a club-record signing is set to be added to the ranks before the season kicks off next weekend.

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Sigurdsson is keen on a move to Everton, and agreeing a fee between the two clubs has been the stumbling block in the deal thus far. However, it looks as though Koeman and the Toffees’ recruitment team are willing to break the bank in order to land their man, with the pieces falling into place ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

The former Tottenham midfielder was Swansea’s key man last season, and will be relishing the opportunity to compete in European football once more.