Everton might or might not be able to add to their squad for the season opener against Chelsea on Saturday especially since any new signings will need to be registered with the Premier League by noon on Friday, but they are that much closer to getting a handful of new transfers done.
The big news from Friday morning is that Everton and Lille have reached an agreement on powerful young midfielder Amadou Onana, with the player now on Merseyside for his medical with a view to getting the deal done ahead of the noon deadline.
The Belgian international was being heavily pursued by West Ham as well, but with both clubs having stumped up the same transfer fee, Onana was said to have preferred the move to the Toffees who had offered a better wage structure among other things.
It will still be of some concern that Everton are getting closer to signing a handful of new players but are yet to address the giant concern up front where they remain very thin behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Salomon Rondon. The Blues might yet bring in Armando Broja on loan, but at this point it’s still all up in the air.