Everton have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford.
The Toffees have thrashed out terms with the relegated Black Cats for the 23-year-old shotstopper, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Everton are now free to enter negotiations with Pickford, but any deal will have to wait while the youngster takes part in the European under-21 Championships.
The deal for Pickford is reportedly set to include a number of clauses and add-ons that could eventually push the price towards Sunderland’s £30m valuation of the player who has come through the Black Cats’ academy.
Pickford has been insistent that his focus is only on England as they prepare for the Under-21 Euros in Poland but once he returns from the tournament it appears he will be heading towards Goodison.
The transfer window does not open officially until July 1 but Everton are making serious progress.
As well as a deal for Pickford having been agreed, the Blues are in talks with Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez and Ajax captain Davy Klaassen.
By David Prentice, Mirror
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