According to Sky Sports, Everton is close to finalizing a surprise move for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez.
If Rodriguez joins the premier league team, he will see him reuniting for the third time with manager Carlos Ancelotti, having played at Bayern Munich and Real Madrid under the Italian.
For the player, still under consideration at the Bernabeu, Everton have made an offer to Real.
Negotiations between the two clubs are believed to be going well and a deal could be near.
Rodriguez stays on his current contract for 12 months and is believed to be interested in making the transfer to Goodison Park on a three year contract.
Ancelotti spoke last month of his appreciation for the 29-year-old.
“James Rodriguez? I like, I like a lot as a player,” he stated.
“I have to be honest, I like him a lot. But he is a Real Madrid player. I think he will still be a Real Madrid player.”