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Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea's Sigurdsson

Sigurdsson is heading to Everton. Credit: PA

Everton have agreed a deal worth up to £45million for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Icelandic playmaker will undergo a medical on Wednesday to finally complete his protracted transfer to Goodison Park, Press Association Sport understands.

The saga has dragged on for most of the summer with Swansea initially valuing the 27-year-old at £50million.

But Everton are finally set to secure their number one summer target at a price slightly lower than Swansea had wanted.

Barry completes move to West Brom

Gareth Barry has joined the Baggies. Credit: PA

Gareth Barry has completed his move from Everton to West Brom.

The 36-year-old former England midfielder, who missed Everton's opening Premier League match of the new season against Stoke because of an ankle problem, has signed for the Baggies on an initial one-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

"I want to come and help the team. That's always been the same for me wherever I have played," Barry said on West Brom's official website. "I want to help the team improve, work hard and hopefully add quality."

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Koeman says Everton are 'close' on Sigurdsson deal

Koeman says Everton are close to signing Sigurdsson. Credit: PA

Ronald Koeman is confident Everton are close to striking a deal with Swansea for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Swansea are thought to be holding out for £50million and their manager Paul Clement has suggested negotiations are currently at an impasse.

But Koeman claimed last weekend a deal could be imminent and he still feels that is the case.

Koeman said: "It's still close. That has not changed. I heard some rumours that talks had broken down but still we are in negotiations with Swansea.

"I heard the comments of Paul Clement, the manager of Swansea, and of course everybody would like to have news.

"That is better for us, better for them, but everybody knows the window is difficult. It is always a game between the buying club and the selling club but we are close and let's hope we get the agreement as soon as possible.

"We are not in a hurry but finally we hope to do the deal."

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