Idrissa Gueye is due to fly to England ahead of a proposed move to Everton from Paris Saint-Germain.
It is understood that Gueye, 32, is scheduled to undergo a medical with Everton tomorrow before making a return to the Merseyside club.
If all goes to plan, Gueye will sign a two-year contract with the option of a third year.
Everton have been looking to strengthen their midfield and the Senegal international was a priority for manager Frank Lampard, who allowed Dele Alli to leave and join Besiktas, while Jean-Philippe Gbamin has also moved to Trabzonspor on loan for the rest of the season.
An agreement has been in place with Gueye and PSG for some time. He is now set to sign with Everton for the second time in his career.
Gueye, who left Everton for PSG in 2019, was believed to be keen on the switch, and will provide Lampard with midfield cover in his squad.
He made 26 appearances for PSG as they won the Ligue 1 title last season, starting 18 games in which he completed 90 minutes.
Rainbow Toffees, Everton’s LGBT+ fan group, have previously released a statement on the club’s mooted interest in Gueye. Gueye reportedly withdrew from PSG’s match against Montpellier last season after players were asked to wear shirts with rainbow numbers.
The rainbow has long been associated with the LGBT+ community and Gueye withdrew from the match for “personal reasons” according to manager Mauricio Pochettino after doing the same last season with illness for the game marking International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on May 17.
Their statement said: “If a football club expects its players to reflect the welcoming and inclusive nature they wish to promote, then someone’s religios beliefs should not be any sort of excuse to oppose inclusivity.
“No one is asking anyone to change their religious views, but they should have no connection to whether a football club is inclusive and welcoming to the LGBT+ community.”
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