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Everton ‘expect’ to complete signing of Wolves captain after seeing off West Ham interest

The Toffees are desperate to strengthen their side

Conor Coady scored the winner for Wolves against Everton

Frank Lampard’s Everton are expected to complete the signing of Wolves centre-back and captain Conor Coady in the coming days as they look to strengthen their side before the end of the transfer window.

The Toffees were narrowly beaten by Chelsea on the opening day of the season, despite an energetic albeit toothless effort on behalf of the Merseyside outfit.

However, they were dealt a major blow as defender Ben Godfrey was stretchered off with a broken ankle midway through the first half, while Yerry Mina also picked up a knock and was forced off in the second half.

And, despite adding James Tarkowski to their ranks already this summer, Everton are keen to strengthen further, with a deal for Wolves defender Conor Coady set to be completed imminently, as per the Daily Mail.

It is believed that it will set them back a fee of around £12m, plus potential add-ons, with Frank Lampard’s side having fought off interest from West Ham for his signature.

Coady, a lifelong Liverpool fan, will be left lining up for their bitter rivals come the end of the transfer window.

Everton targeting at least three more

Meanwhile, Everton are continuing to target new blood, with a deal for Amadou Onana set to be announced in the coming days. The 20-year-old Belgian midfielder will join from AS Monaco in a deal worth up to 40m euros, while the club are also close to sealing a return for midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye from Paris Saint Germain.

They are also in the hunt for forward reinforcements, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin having been ruled out for 6 weeks and the club having sold Richarlison to Tottenham for £60m earlier in the summer.

They have seen a bid for Morgan Gibbs-White turned down already this summer, and are likely to continue pushing for another striker arrival in the coming weeks.

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