Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie
According to a report from ESPN, Everton are closing in on the signature of Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie after having a £25m bid accepted.
Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during a press conference
The Daily Mail report that Everton are closing in on a £30m double deal for Swansea's Ashley Williams and Sunderland's Lamine Kone to boost Ronald Koeman's defence, but the Dutchman is also looking for reinforcements further forward.
Left wing has been an issue for Everton, especially after January signing Oumar Niasse flopped in the second half of last season, but Koeman appears to be closing in on a deal for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie.
Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie
ESPN report that Everton's first bid of £18m for Bolasie had been rejected by Palace on Monday evening, but the Toffees have allegedly returned with an offer of £25m – and Palace are believed to have reluctantly accepted the offer.
Bolasie, 27, has become a key player for Palace ever since his 2012 move from Bristol City, as his combination of pace and power has terrorised Premier League full backs since Palace's promotion in 2013.
Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie in action with Reading's Jake Cooper
The DR Congo international has been criticised for his lack of goals and assists, as he scored just five Premier League goals last season, and only three assists – but Everton don't seem deterred.
It's claimed that Bolasie has now been given permission to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical with Everton, suggesting that a £25m deal is on the verge of being completed this week.
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