Everton planning busy end to window

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Everton are reportedly in line to sign three more players before the transfer window shuts as manager Ronald Koeman looks to make some late additions to his squad.

Everton have already been splashing the cash this summer, having shelled out £30m for Crystal Palace star Yannick Bolasie and around £12m on Swansea City captain Ashley Williams.

Idrissa Gueye has also been brought in from Aston Villa while Maarten Stekelenburg’s arrival has seen the goalkeeper take the number one spot from Joel Robles.

The Toffees are not done in the market just yet and there are reports suggesting a £20million offer is set to be lodged for Manchester City outcast Wilfried Bony.

Pep Guardiola has informed the Ivorian he can leave the Etihad Stadium and Koeman is hoping the proposed fee will be enough to force through a deal.

The Dutch tactician is also targeting another attack-minded player with talks for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini said to be at an advanced stage.

A deal for around £25m is said to be on the verge of being completed and the Italy international would add some much-needed strength in the final third.

Finally, the third player that could be arriving at Goodison Park is Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, who is willing to give up Champions League football to make the switch to England.

Everton, who have made an undefeated start to their Premier League season, are set to offer £30m for his services and this would again add good strength and depth to the attacking department.

The Toffees return to league action on September 12 away at Sunderland and the visitors are 2.10 favourites to pick up another win, a draw is priced at 3.30 while the Black Cats are 3.50 outsiders.

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