Everton reportedly want to sign two players on permanent deals from Barcelona.
The Toffees have maintained good relations with the Spanish club after the way they used and developed Gerard Deulofeu during a loan spell last season.
Roberto Martinez is a manager who likes his teams to play a very slick and smart brand of pass and move football and both players would certainly fit the bill.
However, Sport suggests that the sticking point is the structure of the deals, with Everton keen on permanent moves whereas Barca may prefer to loan the players out.
If the Toffees can secure either player looking ahead to the summer, it would be a real coup considering the belief in their quality from the biggest clubs in the country.
However, with Ross Barkley having struggled for game time in the side this year, it’s debatable whether two silky midfield men should be the priority for the club.