Lille center back Gabriel Magalhães appears close to securing a big money move to the Premier League, with his current team’s president, Gerard Lopez all but confirming that a deal is set to be agreed for the defensive machine.

Lopez was unfortunately not forthcoming enough in his exclusive interview with Sky Sports to reveal the identity of the buyer, but all signs seem to be pointing in Everton’s direction, rather than Chelsea’s or anyone else’s.

“It’s true that he would like to go and try something else out. We haven’t taken that decision yet, but he’s received a number of offers. I feel he’s closer to one club than others, but nothing’s done yet so we’ll see.”