Everton have agreed a record £30m deal for Axel Witsel according to reports.
Everton are also said to be ready to meet his massive wage demands of more than £100,000 a week.
“I want to leave Zenit,” Witsel told Italian TV station Mediaset Premium last week.
“My future may be in Italy or England.
“It does not matter if I go to Serie A or the Premier League, if they’re a great club.”
Everton have made an offer for Axel Witsel, but also Napoli are still in the race. #EFC
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) July 1, 2016