Everton are on the verge of completing a triple transfer after they agreed a £20m deal for Abdoulaye Doucoure with Watford.
The 27-year-old midfielder will undergo a medical in the next 48 hours once personal terms are finalised.
The Toffees are also on the verge of signing Napoli's Allan and Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez as they prepare to spend around £65m bolstering their midfield.
Brazilian Allan, 29, was pictured arriving at Liverpool airport ahead of his medical.
While Rodriguez, 29, is understood to have jetted into London for his medical on Thursday.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti made it clear he wanted to strengthen in midfield with Allan marked as his No. 1 priority having worked with him at Napoli.
While another former player in Rodriguez, who the Italian managed at Real, will also join as long as there are no late hiccups.
Everton director of football Marcel Brands wanted to bring Doucoure to the club last summer but the Toffees have now got him after a year-long pursuit.
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Meanwhile, one midfielder already at the club committed his future to Everton this week.
Anthony Gordon believes his hard work earned him a new five-year deal at Everton.
The 19-year-old said: “I am delighted to sign and it is a big reward for my hard work.
“The contract shows the club’s faith in me and how much confidence they have in me and that is going to come out in my performances on the pitch.
“Everton is looking like it is on the up. We are coming together as players, staff and fans.
“We have new things to be excited about, such as the new manager, Marcel [Brands] is a great director [of football] and we have the new stadium to look forward to.”