Everton look set to fend off competitors from Tottenham and win the race for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, talkSPORT understands.
Tottenham have made a late provide for the Denmark worldwide, however the Toffees are favourites to lastly land their man after two failed bids.
In line with talkSPORT sources, Hojbjerg favours a transfer to Spurs, however Daniel Levy is unwilling to fulfill Southampton’s asking value.
The 24-year-old is about to turn out to be Everton’s second signing forward of the 2020/21 marketing campaign, after the Merseysiders agreed a deal for ex-Marseille defender and free agent Niels Nkounkou.
Hojbjerg, who joined Southampton for £12.8million from Bayern Munich in 2016, was stripped of the captaincy earlier than final month’s Premier League restart after publicly revealing his want to maneuver on.
Explaining the choice, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl mentioned: “He won’t be the captain. I spoke to him, we’ve an settlement.
“He needed to obtain clearly what I give it some thought, and I mentioned if you don’t lengthen your contract you can not captain anymore this crew.
“It’s a particular state of affairs for such a participant who could be very skilled.
“It’s not state of affairs to enter a closing 12 months (of your contract), particularly as captain, however I feel we discovered settlement.”