Everton close in on third summer signing – report

Date published: Friday 16th June 2017 12:02

Everton will make their third summer signing this week with striker M’Baye Niang set to sign for Ronald Koeman, according to an Italian journalist.

Emanuele Giulianelli claims Everton will sign the AC Milan forward, with Niang set for a medical on Saturday.

Koeman has already spent £30million on Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford and forked out £24million for Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen and Niang is believed to have a price tag of around €16million.

Reports this morning from Transfer Market Web reported Arsenal had joined the race to sign Niang, but they look like being disappointed in their hunt for the former Watford loan man.

The 22-year-old moved on loan to Watford in January and who scored two goals in 11 games. He returned to his parent club at the end of the season and AC Milan are keen to offload him with Everton closing in on his signature.

Watford paid around £600,000 to loan the player last season, and are believed to have had a buying option in the deal, but they decided not to take up that option after the departure of Walter Mazzarri.

The France Under-21 player has two years left in his contract with the Rossoneri and has played on loan for Genoa and Montpellier since arriving from Caen in 2012.

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