Everton swoop for Abdennour?

Everton are reportedly on the verge of signing Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour for €18m.

According to Onda Cero and Radio Taronja, Valencia are willing to part with Abdennour after the centre-back failed to live up to expectations last season, his first since arriving for €22m from Monaco.

Los Che are also keen to reduce their wage bill in light of their failure to qualify for European competition, and talks between them and Everton are said to be “well-advanced”.