PIERRE-EMILE Hojbjerg has visited Everton’s training ground and agreed to personal terms after Saints accepted their £25million offer.

The Goodison Park side last night tabled a £20m offer but had it turned down by Saints.

Their first offer was £18m but that increased to £25m as they looked to secure the Danish international’s services.

The Daily Echo is led to believe that the deal is yet to be finalised, although indications suggest it's getting closer to be completed.

Should it all go through, it would be a remarkable piece of business on Saints' behalf.

Hojbjerg has less than a year left on his deal and made it clear that he wasn't going to be signing a new one.

And, given the financial uncertainty due to the coronavirus crisis, Saints look to have pulled off a coup by securing £25m.

Hojbjerg's preferred destination was believed to be Tottenham but they failed to get close to what Everton had put on the table.

This led to Saints essentially telling Spurs to put their money where their mouth is if they want to secure a deal.

But Daniel Levy, Tottenham's chairman, who is known as a shrewd negotiator, was unwilling to do so.

Part of Hojbjerg's desire to leave Saints was that so he can play in the Champions League.

However, Everton are currently sat on 49 points - the same number as the St Mary's side -and won't be playing in Europe's elite club competition next season.