Report: Everton to complete £15m Andriy Yarmolenko signing following private talks

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Everton are reportedly close to completing a switch for Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko.

According to the Mirror, Andriy Yarmolenko is completing a switch to Everton - after Toffees manager Roberto Martinez sold him on the club.

Reports suggest that the £15million deal have been made possible due to private talks in which the club chief convinced Yarmolenko of the way the club is shaping up for the future.

The Dynamo Kiev attacker could soon be joined by defender Ramiro Funes Mori for £6million; with the duo’s arrival set to alleviate the pressure currently faced by chairman Bill Kenwright, who has been criticised for the club’s lack of transfer activity this summer.

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Yarmolenko collected the Ukrainian Premier League's player of the season accolade last term, having scored an impressive 14 goals in just 26 league appearances for Kiev.

He also featured in 10 matches in the Europa League last term, assisting an outstanding six goals, while fashioning 18 chances for his teammates.

Meanwhile, he netted four goals himself, finishing the competition as both Kiev's top scorer and most creative player.

A wide duo of Yarmolenko and Kevin Mirallas would be quite a combination for Roberto Martinez’s Toffees – and in support of Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku, the club would be a fearsome faction going forward.

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