Belgium international striker Kevin Mirallas is reportedly close to completing a £6 million move from Olympiakos to Everton, Sky Sports understands.
The Olympiakos forward has been on scintillating form since joining the Greek Superleague giants from Ligue 1 outfit Saint Etienne in 2010, netting 34 goals in just 52 matches.
Earlier this week, Mirallas revealed that his agent was in talks with Arsenal regarding a potential move to the English Premier League.
“There is still a chance I will move to the Premier League,” Mirallas told Het Nieuwsblad.
“My agent is having talks with Arsenal, those rumours are true.
“Only Olympiakos is in the way. They want €8 million [£6m] and not a penny less. But if the move doesn’t come through, I am happy to stay in Athens.”
With that said, Mirallas looks set to join Everton at the moment, with a medical rumoured to be scheduled for Thursday, 16 August.
The Toffees seem determined their squad with the £12 million they received from Manchester City for England midfielder Jack Rodwell, and rightfully so.
Furthermore, David Moyes will be without the services of Tim Cahill in 2012-13 after the Australian exited Goodison Park in favour of joining Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls earlier this summer.
Niang set for Toffees trial
According to Sky Sports, SM Caen starlet M’Baye Niang is reportedly set to begin a three-day trial with Everton.
Niang, 17, has been linked with a bevy of Europe’s top clubs this summer, including the likes of Arsenal, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, following Caen’s relegation from Ligue 1.
The 17-year-old striker has made 30 appearances (18 starts) for Caen since the 2010-11 season, netting 5 goals. He is currently valued at £6 million.
RVP set to join United for £22m
Arsenal are set to lose their ‘Captain Fantastic’ for the second consecutive summer following fresh reports that skipper Robin van Persie is set to join Premier League giants Manchester United, The Telegraph reports.
The two sides have reportedly reached a £22 million agreement for the Dutch talisman, who will surely join Wayne Rooney in Sir Alex Ferguson’s starting XI.
RVP, last season’s Footballer of the Year, scored a league-high 30 goals last term, while adding nine assists. The 29-year-old accounted for 52.7% of the Gunners’ league goals last term, the highest percentage in England’s top-flight.
The Red Devils new striker duo accounted for 57 goals and 13 assists in 2011-12.
Now then, can RVP and Wayne Rooney form an unbreakable partnership at Manchester United?