Everton seal their first January signing

Everton are set to seal £18m move for Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko from Dinamo Kiev… as Rafa Benitez’s rift with Lucas Digne drags on amid reports club could sell the Frenchman

Sportsmail understands that Everton are set to pay Dinamo around £18million for the 22-year-old left-back, who has turned out 21 times for the national side.

Mykolenko played five out of six games for Dinamo in their unsuccessful Champions League group stage campaign and started all four of Ukraine’s games at Euro 2020, where his side went out at the last-16 stage after being trounced 4-0 by England.

His arrival comes just as Everton are in the midst of a stand off with Lucas Digne.
Coach Rafa Benitez left Digne out of the squad for the matches against Arsenal and Crystal Palace following reports of a fallout with the Spaniard.

He was due to return to action against Chelsea but then informed the coaches he was unwell a day before the game at Stamford Bridge, where the Toffees snatched a 1-1 draw.

And according to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Everton would be happy to part with the France international in the January window if they get a good offer for him.


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