It is set to be a busy end to the transfer window for Everton and manager Marco Silva with the Portuguese coach still in the market for a central defender.
As well as a centre-back (via the Guardian), though, Silva is keen to bring in another forward to complement the recent addition of Richarlison in attack.
And the former Watford man could be set to line up alongside compatriot Bernard.
According to the Daily Mail, Bernard is close to joining Everton on a free transfer subject to passing a medical and gaining a work permit.
But it is Everton who have appeared to have won the race for a player who will drastically improve their attack.
Bernard is an upgrade on Yannick Bolasie and a more technically gifted player than Theo Walcott.
Have a look at what Everton supporters are saying on Bernard’s imminent arrival at Goodison Park below…
The ship is turning around, from the mess from last season!!!
— Sean Baldock OLY (@baldock_sean) August 6, 2018
Amazing if true a player we have needed for years
— Craig Riley (@CragOnTour) August 6, 2018
Be a quality signing. Need the centre back in now.
— Darren Higgs (@dazrx8) August 6, 2018
— Lee Hawkins (@LeeHawkins10) August 6, 2018
What a signing this would be
— Scotty (@RJScotty_) August 6, 2018
Unbelievable signing… playing number 10?
Drop Gylfi back?
Help with a faster press?
— Doddy EFC (@tsdoddy) August 6, 2018
He's a CAM/LW/RW So means Bolasie is on his way, quality replacement.
— Leigh Parry (@Leigh_R_Parry) August 6, 2018
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