JAMES TARKOWSKI is set to undergo a medical at Everton before signing on a free transfer, according to reports.
He is set to become Frank Lampard's first summer signing and leaves Burnley after six years at Turf Moor.
The centre-back, 29, has arrived at Finch Farm to complete the relevant tests, report The Atheltic.
West Ham and Newcastle were also linked with a move for the defender but it appears Everton have fought off their competition.
Tarkowski was keen to remain in the Premier League following Burnley's relegation and was reportedly being monitored by Fulham too.
The centre-back has 194 top-flight appearances to his name and his Burnley form led to two England caps in 2018.
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Tarkowski could be the first of many arrivals at Everton as Lampard looks to reshape his squad.
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is a target and available for sale, though Sevilla also like the look of the £20million-rated star.
Lampard also admires the way Gallagher shone on loan at Crystal Palace but he could be set for a first-team role at Chelsea.
Everton are also said to be plotting a move for striker Ben Brereton-Diaz, who Blackburn value at around £13m.
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The Toffees are lining up strikers amid speculation Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin could leave this summer.
Richarlison is attracting attention from Arsenal and Chelsea and the Brazilian could be sold to ease Everton's financial pressures.
Newcastle are also eyeing Calvert-Lewin and could be willing to match Everton's hefty asking price.
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