Sevilla’s talks with Sampdoria for Luis Muriel have reportedly slowed, so the Colombia international will meet with Everton on Monday.
The Spanish side confirmed this week that negotiations were in progress for the striker.
However, according to Sportitalia, the Blucerchiati are refusing to lower the price-tag of €22m plus €6m in performance-related bonuses, which would meet his €28m release clause.
With Sevilla hesitating, now Everton are stepping forward and have booked a meeting with Sampdoria emissaries for Monday.
The 26-year-old has also been linked with Lazio and Inter this summer.
He is fresh from a prolific campaign, contributing 13 goals and nine assists in 33 games between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.