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Everton transfer round-up: £25m Sigurdsson move? Stones update; Interest in Polish youngster

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A select round-up of the latest Everton transfer news...

Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson reacts

According to the Telegraph, Everton have made Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson one of their top transfer targets this summer as they eye the Icelandic midfielder in a big-money move.

Steve Walsh’s arrival at Everton as director of football could speed along the club’s activity in the transfer market, with new boss Ronald Koeman seemingly desperate to add to his ranks.

The report goes on to say that Swansea have placed a whopping £25 million asking price on Sigurdsson, yet that hasn’t put the Toffees off as they plan on making a move shortly.

Poland's Bartosz Kapustka shoots at goal

Another player linked with a move to Everton this summer is Poland international Bartosz Kapustka, yet the club face competition from Leicester City who have already launched a £6.25 million bid (Daily Mail).

The 19-year-old impressed at the European Championships and has attracted Premier League interest, with Koeman’s former club Southampton also linked with a move for his services.

England's John Stones

In arguably the longest and most high profile transfer saga of the summer, fresh reports from the Mirror now say that Manchester City are willing to spend more than £50 million to land defender John Stones.

The England international was the subject of failed bids from Chelsea 12 months ago, yet the general consensus this time around is that Stones will leave with City the most likely destination.

Everton will not want to lose him for any less than their valuation, while City boss Pep Guardiola is said to be extremely fond of the player and is urging his new club to get a deal done.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri with assistant manager Steve Walsh during training

Finally, Steve Walsh is delighted to have become the club’s new director of football, telling the club’s official website:

“I'm proud and privileged to become Director of Football at such a fantastic and historic club,” he told the club’s official website.

“With a new manager and a new major shareholder, it feels very much like a new era here at Everton and that potential is what is most exciting,”

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