Everton are among one of the clubs in the Premier League to have done the quickest business this summer, as they prepare for the 2017/18 campaign.
Everton have now completed the signing of former Burnley defender Michael Keane for a club record fee of £30m. The England international becomes the Toffees’s fifth signing of the summer, with the Goodison outfit now having spent over £90m ahead of next season.
Keane becomes Ronald Koeman’s fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaasen, Henry Onyekuru and Sandro Ramirez – and the Toffees have already spent over £90m so far and are probably not done in the transfer market.
It seems Everton are poised to lose Romelu Lukaku, with the former Chelsea prodigy keen on leaving Goodison Park this summer. However, Chelsea and Everton are yet to reach an agreement over a transfer fee for the 24-year-old.
It is believed Everton are still holding out for a world-record fee of £100m for Lukaku, and if Chelsea obliges, it will cover their expenses of £90m in the transfer market so far.
The huge question is: Are Everton trying to rip off Chelsea to finance their summer buys?