Steven N’Zonzi is reportedly set for a stunning £35million switch to Juventus.
Sevilla are said to be ready to accept instalments for a bid that matches the former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder’s release clause.
Goal say that the Serie A giants could pay the fee over two or three years.
Barcelona had also been linked with N’Zonzi, who signed a fresh three-year deal in January.
And the Spanish giants could still enter the fray but the tough-tackling Frenchman, 28, is still exected to tie up a move to Turin.
Sam Allardyce brought N’Zonzi to Blackburn for £500,000 from French club Amiens in 2009.
He spent three seasons at Ewood Park and then another three at Stoke, following a £3m move, before joining Sevilla for £7m in 2015.
The money Sevilla bank from N’Zonzi’s sale could deal Everton’s transfer plan a blow.
The Spanish club are expected to try and send some of the cash back to Juve by landing midfielder Mario Lemina.
And the Toffees are also in the hunt for the £17.5m-rated Gabon international.
Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga last season and are a two-leg tie away from being able to offer Champions League action in the group stage.