Everton ‘closing in’ on potential £8 million Fabian Delph deal – Telegraph

Everton closing in on third summer signing

Everton are reportedly closing in on a potential £8 million deal for Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, as part of their summer rebuild.

The Toffees are in the middle of a very big summer transfer window.

With players such as Nikola Vlasic, Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams and Sandro Ramirez having left the club, Everton’s squad is slowly being trimmed, and more will be expected to leave.

Though, they’ve also been linked with moves for a whole host of players.

The Toffees have already brought in both Andre Gomes and Jonas Lössl, but have also been linked with moves for Nicolas Pepe, Malcom and Moise Kean in recent weeks.

Now, a new name has appeared – Fabian Delph.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 16: Fabian Delph of England talks to the media during the England Press Conference on June 16, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Solid signing or lack of ambition?

According to the Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe, Everton are ‘closing in’ on the signing of Delph.

Bascombe claims that ‘manager Marco Silva is ready to make Delph a key addition in a bargain deal, the 29-year-old entering the final year of his current contract at the Etihad.’

It’s then claimed that a deal would cost Everton in the region of £8 million.

For a solid squad player, that’s a pretty respectable fee.

Delph only featured 11 times in the Premier League last season.

However, he played in a respectable six Champions League games.

With Rodri coming in at Man City, his first-team chances would be nonexistent with the Citizens next season.

As a result, Marco Silva and Everton director of football Marcel Brands have moved to sign Delph.

Bascombe claims that, despite a policy of signing young stars, ‘a player of Delph’s pedigree and experience fits the bill to add quality at a good price.’

Lille star Nicolas Pepe ‘prime target’ for Everton – Liverpool Echo

Another player Everton could sign this summer is Nicolas Pepe.

The Ivorian winger has been linked with a whole host of clubs, but is a ‘prime target’ for the Toffees.

Click here to find out more about Everton’s interest.