According to Mundo Deportivo, Everton are nearing a £14m deal for Barcelona defender Lucas Digne.
The Toffees are said to be on the verge of securing the signature of Richarlison, with the Brazilian due to arrive from Watford.
And it is being reported that Digne will soon follow as Everton kick off their summer spending following a frustrating period for the club’s supporters.
Digne has made 46 appearances for Barcelona since a 2016 move from Paris Saint-Germain, but has been unable to displace Jordi Alba at left-back.
The 5ft 10in Frenchman has an excellent pedigree in the game, however, and it would be some coup for Everton if they managed to secure his services.
The Everton fans have been reacting to the speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are desperate for their club to complete a deal.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction to the Digne news can be seen below:
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I’d take that#EFC
— Kev (@KevBlank9) July 20, 2018
Digne, Richarlison, Mina and a centre mid + a clear out and that’s a great window #EFC
— Sam Draper (@SDHD_21) July 20, 2018
Richarlison, Mina look close deals, and Digne on his way for £15-20m i reckon #EFC
— Aidan Borrell (@AidanBorrell) July 20, 2018
Innit, rate Digne like take that all day
— Ollie (@OllieFlynn19EFC) July 20, 2018
Happy with Richarlison but 50mil seems a lot, and Digne is def needed so be good to get that one then move on some dead wood
— Jamie (@JW1878EFC) July 20, 2018
Digne, Richarlison, RLC, Mina. Okay!
— Jack ◢ ◤ (@JackEFC95) July 20, 2018
— Bleu Chanel (@Clarke527) July 20, 2018
Be happy if we get Lucas Digne 👍
— Lucy (@EFC_Lucy) July 20, 2018
More than happy with Digne and Mina if we manage to get them over the line! #efc
— danny mcnally (@danny16mcnally) July 20, 2018