Everton have agreed a £45m deal to sign Swansea‘s Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Iceland international is expected on Merseyside on Tuesday evening and will undergo a medical on Wednesday.
Swansea rejected several offers from Everton for Sigurdsson, with the Welsh club valuing the 27-year-old at £50m, yet a compromise was eventually reached for a player who was directly involved in 22 Premier League goals last season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson was not part of the Swansea squad that drew 0-0 with Southampton on Saturday in their opening Premier League game and has not played a match of any description since a pre-season friendly at Barnet on 12 July
Swansea manager Paul Clement was just as keen to close the deal to allow him time to find replacements before the transfer window closes at the end of August.
“The objective and the aim is that at some point the two clubs will meet,” Clement said ahead of the goalless draw at Southampton.
“I think the way it’s going there needs to be more than likely a compromise on both sides. That is very often how a deal is made.
“We are at a critical stage of this situation and hope it’s going to be resolved very quickly.”