Jean Philippe Gbamin having Everton medical ahead of move from Mainz

Jean-Philippe Gbamin in action for Mainz
Image: Jean-Philippe Gbamin originally joined Mainz from RC Lens in 2016

Mainz midfielder Jean Philippe Gbamin is undergoing a medical at Everton ahead of a proposed move, according to Sky sources.

On Tuesday, Sky in Germany reported that the two clubs were in talks over a transfer for the Ivory Coast midfielder, seen by Everton as a replacement for Idrissa Gana Gueye who left for Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week.

The Toffees had a £23m (€25m) bid for Gbamin rejected, with Mainz valuing the Ivory Coast player at £27.5m (€30m), but it now looks like the two clubs have agreed a fee.

Everton played Mainz at the weekend but Gbamin was absent due to still being on holiday after his appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations, where Ivory Coast was knocked out in the quarter-final stage by Algeria on penalties.

The 23-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play at centre-back, played 32 times in the Bundesliga last season and scored twice.

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