Deal close ! Everton close to announcing second winter signing

Bakayoko eyed as Schneiderlin replacement

Everton are reportedly in advanced talks to secure the services of Manchester United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin. The Frenchman was expected to undergo a medical at the club’s USM Finch Farm training ground yesterday before there was a disagreement in the transfer price.

Schneiderlin, 27, has already highlighted his intention to leave Old Trafford this month following a frustrating spell that has seen him earn just 11 minutes of league action.

The Toffees had previously failed with a £19m approach for the midfield anchorman, but according to Squawka (Via The Sun), the club will come up with a fresh £22m bid for his signature.

Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion have also had a bid knocked back for the midfielder, but it seems the Toffees are now clear favourites to land the former Southampton ace.

Manchester United are hoping to recoup the full £24m sum paid to the Saints in 2015, but a renewed Toffees bid could be hard to refuse.

Schneiderlin has previously gelled well with Ronald Koeman at the South Coast, and he would be hoping to form a similar bond at Goodison as Everton seek to compete for an automatic European place for next season.