Merseyside club, Everton, are set to make Jordan Pickford the third most expensive goalkeeper in history after agreeing a fee in the region of £30m with Sunderland for England youth international.
The Black Cats had rejected an initial fee from the Toffees last week, prompting Everton to table an improved one, £25m plus 5m in add-ons, according to a report by Sky sports.
Pickford, who made 32 appearances for relegated Sunderland last season, made his debut for the club in January 2016 against Arsenal in the FA Cup.
Currently away with the England u21s, the 23-year-old is expected to complete the move after the European u21s’ championship in Poland.
Should the deal be completed, the former Bradford City and Preston player will become the third most expensive goalkeeper of all time, just behind Manchester City’s recent signing from Benfica, Ederson, and Italian legend, Gianluigi Buffon.