Everton are very close to signing Milan midfielder Andrea Bertolacci for €6m after his loan spell at Genoa.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, negotiations have stepped up considerably today.
An agreement is imminent for €6m, while the player would sign a five-year contract worth €2m per season plus bonuses.
Much was expected of the 27-year-old when he came up through the Roma academy and hit form during the loan at Genoa, earning a €20m transfer to Milan in the summer of 2015.
Injuries and poor form made for a disappointing experience at San Siro and he returned to Genoa on another loan in 2017-18.
Again, Bertolacci struggled to make any impact, still contributing one goal and one assist in 33 Serie A games last season.