According to Mundo Deportivo, Everton are nearing a £14m deal for Barcelona defender Lucas Digne.

The Toffees are said to be on the verge of securing the signature of Richarlison, with the Brazilian due to arrive from Watford.

And it is being reported that Digne will soon follow as Everton kick off their summer spending following a frustrating period for the club’s supporters.

Digne has made 46 appearances for Barcelona since a 2016 move from Paris Saint-Germain, but has been unable to displace Jordi Alba at left-back.

The 5ft 10in Frenchman has an excellent pedigree in the game, however, and it would be some coup for Everton if they managed to secure his services.

The Everton fans have been reacting to the speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are desperate for their club to complete a deal.

A selection of the best Twitter reaction to the Digne news can be seen below:

Matt Law