Everton to conclude £25m deal next week

Everton are set to complete the £25 million signing of Crystal Palace’s live wire attacker Yannick Bolasie next week, according to The Sun.

The Toffees are undergoing a recruitment drive this summer following the appointment of Ronald Koeman and have plenty of money to spend after attracting a new owner and selling John Stones to Manchester City for £47.5 million.

The Dutch trainer has already added a number of new faces to his squad on Merseyside, with Bolasie the next player he wants to bring to Goodison Park.

The African winger has shown incredible trickery and skill since emerging at Selhurst Park and has been linked with a host of Premier League rivals over the last 12 months.

However, a deal to sell Bolasie to Everton is said to be in place, with only the formalities to conclude – but the skilful attacker is set to miss today’s clash with Tottenham in the Premier League’s opening round for 2016-17.