Everton have agreed a price of £25m plus add-ons for Norwich Metropolis central defender Ben Godfrey.
The price is a file acquired by the Canaries, eclipsing the earlier mark of £20m – plus £4m in add-ons – from Leicester for James Maddison in 2018.
Everton had a suggestion of about £20m, with £6m in add-ons, rejected earlier than growing their bid.
Godfrey, 22, is ready to have a medical within the subsequent 24 hours and private phrases will not be anticipated to be an issue.
Everton supervisor Carlo Ancelotti needs to extend his choices in defence following accidents to Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite.
Godfrey joined Norwich in 2016 from York Metropolis for £150,000 and performed a key half of their promotion to the Premier League in 2018-19.
He made 30 top-flight appearances final season because the Canaries have been relegated again to the Championship.
York Metropolis are in line to obtain about £2.5m as a part of the change, having negotiated a sell-on clause as a part of his transfer to Carrow Street.
Godfrey is ready to change into Everton’s fifth signing of the summer season after midfielders Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, playmaker James Rodriguez and younger left-back Niels Nkounkou.
Norwich have been braced for bids for Godfrey through the summer season and added defender Ben Gibson from Burnley on a season-long mortgage deal to offer cowl.
Godfrey’s anticipated departure leaves Gibson, Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmerman and Timm Klose because the Carrow Street aspect’s centre-back choices.