Swansea are making a £6million move for Celtic contract rebel Stuart Armstrong but face a race against time.
Supremo Huw Jenkins wants classy Scotland international Armstrong to replace Gylfi Sigurdsson and hopes to agree a low fee.
Armstrong is in dispute with the Glasgow giants over a new deal and may be open to a switch to the Premier League.
Jenkins has failed to land his other targets but has switched to Armstrong and is pushing both Celtic and the player for an answer.
Celtic have offered Armstrong a new deal and he has stalled over the length of it.
He is under pressure to sign or it will be withdrawn.
Swansea are the first club to offer cash despite rivals like Southampton looking at him in recent weeks.
Toffees have agreed a record deal worth up to £45million for Sigurdsson.
The Iceland midfielder, 27, is due for a medical today and should feature in Monday’s trip to Manchester City.
The Toffees will cough up an initial £40m, with another £5m in add-ons taking boss Ronald Koeman’s summer spending to a whopping £132m.
The Dutch boss had two bids rejected for Sigurdsson, who was left out of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Southampton.
Swansea also plan to spend £13m on striker Wilfried Bony, who they sold to City for £25m in 2015.
And they are also keen to seal a deal for West Brom’s former Spurs midfielder Nacer Chadli.