London: Everton have finally agreed a deal to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for around £45 million, according to reports on Tuesday.
Sigurdsson has been high on Everton manager Ronald Koeman’s wanted list for several months, but protracted negotiations over the transfer fee had delayed the Iceland international’s move.
The former Tottenham player missed Swansea's pre-season tour of the United States while the talks dragged on.
He rejoined first-team training after Swansea's return from the States, but he did not figure in their Premier League opener at Southampton on Saturday.
Everton were keen to tie up the swoop before the transfer window closes at the end of August and it is believed Swansea have at last agreed to sell their prize asset.
The 27-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday prior to joining Everton for what will be the Merseyside club’s record transfer fee.
Everton’s previous highest fee was £31m for Romelu Lukaku, who was sold to Manchester United for a British record £75m during the close-season.