Everton close on £18 million Arsenal and United target

Everton are today closing in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso after months of speculation over the players future. Arsenal and Manchester United are also said to be interested but it it the Toffees who are now favourites to land the Portuguese international. (A Bola)

The 22-year old has impressed whilst playing for Sporting last season in both the league and Champions League leading to speculation that a £18 million move to the Premier League could be on the cards but few predicted Everton may of signed him. Veloso has six caps for Portugal and is currently playing at Euro 2008.

I am personally very surprised to see Everton are close to signing Veloso because I was sure that United or Arsenal would definetly be Veloso's destination should he move to England. It would be a superb signing should David Moyes completed and one which I feel could give Everton what they need to challenge for the top 4.