Everton would like to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks on loan with an obligation to buy him.
It is understood Spurs want a permanent deal as talks continue with Antonio Conte not seeing the England international as part of his plans.
Everton must hold their ground and not be bullied into paying a transfer fee for Winks in this summer transfer window.
Spurs are desperate to get him off their wage bill and if they are assured of a sum at the end of the season, they will take it.
Anyone would prefer to get the money right away, but it’s not the end of the world if they get taken off their payroll and then get some decent compensation on top of the loan fees.
They are also keen on Richarlison, which will no doubt be part of the negotiations and could delay this deal even further.
All parties would like a quick resolution, but that is unlikely to happen given the number of factors involved.
Winks would be a good signing for the Toffees which is why Frank Lampard seems to be persisting in completing the deal.