Everton are in advanced talks with Burnley over a £15million deal for Dwight McNeil, the former England under-21 international.
McNeil is in line to become the latest departure from relegated Burnley, with Everton hopeful of agreeing a deal this week.
Burnley have already lost James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Nathan Collins and Wout Weghorst since dropping into the Championship.
Maxwel Cornet, the Ivory Coast winger, is also a target for West Ham and Nottingham Forest and is expected to go.
Everton sign defender Vinagre from Sporting Lisbon on loan
Everton have signed defender Rúben Vinagre from Sporting Lisbon on a season’s loan.
The ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers player becomes Frank Lampard’s second signing of the summer following James Tarkowski. Vinagre seen as a versatile addition who can occupy various positions on left of his defence.
The 23-year-old Portuguese player is reunited with Everton’s Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, who first brought him to England in 2017 when he was working for Wolves.
Vinagre is in line to make his debut in Friday’s pre-season friendly against Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park.
“The manager is a football legend,” said Vinagre.
“Everybody knows him and the opportunity to work with and learn from him and someone like Ashley Cole – one of football’s best left-backs - is very big for me.
“Kevin was important, too, because he knows me very well from when we worked together at Wolves.”
Lampard is desperate to add quality to his squad having lost Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur and is working on several deals - one of which is Chelsea striker Armando Broja - working in the knowledge that Everton’s finances are under scrutiny.
“He’s a player with Premier League experience who will add quality and depth to our squad,” said Lampard.
“It’s important to have competition for places and bringing Rúben in gives us more options.”
Tavernier set for switch from Middlesbrough to Bournemouth
Bournemouth are set to sign Middlesbrough midfielder Marcus Tavernier in a £12m deal.
Tavernier is set to have a medical on Thursday after Bournemouth agreed to meet the Championship club’s valuation.
The 23-year-old is the younger brother of Rangers defender James and has also been a target this summer for Nottingham Forest.