Everton are closing in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes.
According to Record, Newcastle United are still interested in the 22-year-old, but the Toffees are expected to win the race.
The Merseyside outfit are set to secure an agreement with Sporting, and the transfer could be completed for a fee of around €20 million.
The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Newcastle during the January transfer window, but it seems like the Magpies will miss out on him once again.
SL View: Could prove to be a bargain signing for Everton
Nunes is highly rated in Portugal and has a big future ahead of him. The Brazilian could prove to be a superb long-term investment for Everton.
He has the potential to develop into a top-class player in the future, and he will be keen to fulfil his potential in the Premier League.
The reported €20 million (£17m) fee could look like a bargain if he adapts to English football over the next few seasons.
Everton lack a genuinely creative central midfielder, and Nunes could fix that problem. He bagged three goals and three assists last season.
The Toffees are yet to finalise a managerial appointment which could delay a deal for Nunes, although Rafael Benitez is closing in on the job.