Everton near signing of Barcelona defender Lucas Digne

Everton will complete the signing of Barcelona defender Lucas Digne on Sunday night, Sky sources understand.

The France international left-back has been with the Barcelona squad for their pre-season tour of the United States and was an unused substitute in their penalty shootout win over Tottenham.

The La Liga champions have confirmed he is returning to Spain in order to finalise a transfer.

Digne has made 46 appearances since joining Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016 but he fell out of favour under coach Ernesto Valverde last season and missed out on a place in France’s World Cup squad.

Digne will become Marco Silva’s second signing since taking charge of Everton. He captured Richarlison from former club Watford last week for a fee believed to be around £40m.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports News understands Silva will discuss a new improved contract for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when the England No 1 returns to the club next week.