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Michael Keane to undergo Everton medical as Josh King emerges as a striking target

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Everton’s sensational summer of spending looks set to continue

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Despite the imminent arrival of Sandro Ramirez the spending at Goodison Park shows no signs of slowing down.

The ever-reliable Paul Joyce of The Times says defender Michael Keane will undergo a medical on Monday ahead of a £25m move from Burnley.

Ronald Koeman made Keane his number one defensive target this summer and talks have progressed between the two clubs in recent days.

Everton reportedly faced competition from Man Utd for Keane, who began his career at Old Trafford. However, Utd’s £30m capture of Victor Lindelof last month left the path clear for Everton to make a move.

With the Toffees keen to wrap up the deal before the start of pre-season training, discussions continued over the weekend with a deal now likely to be completed on Monday.

Joyce also reports that Bournemouth’s Josh King is among Koeman’s striking targets.

Koeman is keen to bolster Everton’s goalscoring options this summer, with Romelu Lukaku’s future uncertain.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is meant to be Everton’s prime striking target, but other players have been considered should a move for the Frenchman not come to fruition.

Bournemouth striker King is among those mentioned. The 25-year-old hit 16 goals last season to help Eddie Howe’s team to a ninth place finish in the Premier League. King’s versatility also makes him an asset, with the Norway international capable of playing across the forward line.

However, Bournemouth are unwilling sellers and value King, whose contract runs until 2020, in the region of £30m.

Burnley’s Andre Gray and Man Utd’s Wayne Rooney are also possible targets, according to Joyce, but Giroud is top of the list.

Everton fans are currently pinching themselves after a sensational summer that has already seen the club spend £61m on Davy Klaasen, Jordan Pickford and Henry Onyekuru.

With the Keane and Sandro deals set to take the summer spending above £90m, with the promise of more to come, these really are exciting times to be an Evertonian.