Everton closing in on Ben Brereton-Diaz deal

Ben Bereton-Diaz on his way out of Ewood Park
Ben Bereton-Diaz on his way out of Ewood Park / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Everton are closing in on a deal worth over £20m for Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton-Diaz, sources have confirmed to 90min.

A host of clubs - including foreign sides Sevilla and Nice - have been looking at Chile international Brereton-Diaz following a brilliant campaign last season which saw him bag 22 goals in the Championship.

West Ham, Leeds, Wolves, Southampton and Bournemouth are among the Premier League clubs to take a keen interest in the 23-year-old, but now Everton are in pole position to land him.

Brereton-Diaz has just a year left on his current deal and having rejected a new deal at Ewood Park, Blackburn are now looking to sell. Everton have put together a deal that would see them pay a guaranteed £17.5m, with further instalments to take the deal beyond £20m.

The Toffees are working hard to bolster their ranks and are looking to bring in at least two new forwards.

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They have already sold Richarlison to Tottenham and are set to see lose Anthony Gordon to Chelsea in the coming days, and with a week of the window left, they are in need of major reinforcements.

Brereton-Diaz recently emerged as their primary attacking target and a deal is believed to be very close to being finalised.

Everton are also in talks over deals for French-based stars Serhou Guirassy and Bamba Dieng, while they are also showing an interest in Premier League forwards Armando Broja, Neal Maupay, Michy Batshuayi and Che Adams.