Everton are reportedly set to complete a triple deal in the transfer market as the proceeds from the sale of John Stones begins to be spent in earnest.
Swansea captain Ashley Williams is already on the brink of a £12million move to Goodison Park as replacement for Stones, whose £47.5m move to the Etihad Stadium was announced on Tuesday morning.
Williams is at Finch Farm undergoing a medical and is expected to complete his switch to Everton imminently.
Meanwhile, Sunderland defender Lamine Kone is reportedly set to follow Williams through the doors at Finch Farm, according to ESPN.
Everton have offered in the region of £18m for the Ivory Coast defender, who cost the Black Cats just £5m from Lorient in January.
Sunderland were reportedly keen on Phil Jagielka as a makeweight in the Kone deal but Everton have rejected the approach for their club captain and prefer a straight cash offer.
Kone is even reported to have travelled to Merseyside in anticipation of the deal going through in the next 24-48 hours.
We're told a fee of £18m+ has been agreed in principle with Everton for Lamine Kone, but Sunderland won't sanction until they replace..(1/2)— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 9, 2016
(2/2)...the defender. Sunderland are refusing to comment, but Kone remains in Merseyside holding talks amidst added interest from Chelsea.— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 9, 2016
A third deal in the offing is Crystal Palace forward Yannick Bolasie.
ESPN again reports that Palace have accepted an offer in the region of £25m for the 27-year-old, who is now set to undergo a medical and discuss terms.
Palace were reluctant to sell the DR Congo forward and rejected Everton’s initial offer of £18m.
However, the Eagles have reluctantly accepted Everton’s fresh bid and given Bolaise permission to head north for talks.
Busy day at Everton. Williams in for his medical, Bolasie bid accepted and talks continuing with Sunderland over Kone, who wants to join.— Joe Strange (@joe_strange) August 9, 2016