Three Chelsea players are in talks over permanent moves to Everton, according to Graeme Bailed of 90min.
Michy Batshuayi and Billy Gilmour look set to end their loan purgatory with a move, while Ross Barkley appears to be close to a return to Goodison Park.
It’s not suggested that there’s any sort of package deal taking place, just three separate moves for three players without a place in Thomas Tuchel’s plans.
Frank Lampard taking over as manager at the Toffees was bound to create some traffic between the two clubs, but we certainly didn’t expect three moves in one window.
It’s easy to see what each of these players would add to a thin looking Everton squad. They barely avoided relegation last season, and have since lost their talisman Richarlison to Spurs.
They have yet to spend any significant money this summer, so we’re not ruling out a triple move – although it seems a stretch for sure.