Everton have completed their deal for Udinese striker Beto, with a medical booked in for Sunday to speed things along.

That’s according to Mondo Udinese and journalist Sebastião Sousa Pinto, who both say Everton are close to finally getting the striker that Sean Dyche’s squad needs.

Mondo Udinese report that Beto ‘has officially become’ a new Everton player, or rather that he will do so ‘in the next few hours’.

As far as the Italian side are concerned, they have sold the centre-forward and he is about to finalise his move to Goodison Park.

The striker is ‘ready to take off’ and take up the challenge of the Premier League and a negotiation between the two sides was concluded for a figure close to €30m plus all the ‘necessary bonuses’.

That’s a deal Udinese are more than happy to accept as it not only secures them an excellent figure for the player but gives them the opportunity to secure a top-level replacement.

Sousa Pinto, meanwhile, states that everything is ‘practically agreed’ between Everton and Udinese for a deal worth around €30m.

According to his information, Beto will undergo medical tests for Everton on Sunday and then sign his contract at Everton on Monday.

The sentiment, from both and indeed the rest of Italy, is that the deal is done and the Blues’ search for a new striker may finally be coming to an end.