The French-born forward was allowed to leave his country's training camp on Tuesday to finalise a move from FC Porto to another club, with rumours that he flew to Merseyside to hold talks with Everton.
Brahimi had been the subject of speculation linking him with the Blues in recent days, with a reported €40m offer on the table. He was been strongly linked with Galatasaray but it was uncertain whether the Turkish club could match Everton's bid.
Only last month when they were being linked with a permanent move for Oumar Niasse, the Turkish club's coach, Jan Olde Riekerink, told reporters: “Let's not worry about players for next season, we can't afford our players this year."
A report by Rádio Renascença in Portugal confirmed that the Algerian Football Federation granted Brahimi leave today but they don't speculate on whether his final destination will be England or Turkey.
The Guardian's Ed Aarons, however, reported that Everton and Porto were in negotiations over a fee but while there were multiple reports that everything had been agreed, with the Blues offering €40m and a 20% sell-on clause, they eventually proved to be premature.
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1 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:32:21
2 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:32:47
3 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:33:35
4 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:34:35
5 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:37:38
Real proven classy technical footballer with a bit of x factor thrown in, this guy will really push Barkley in that number 10 role!
Please, please get it done!
6 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:38:10
7 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:39:15
8 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:39:29
9 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:42:54
10 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:43:42
11 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:44:45
12 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:48:54
Read the following article seems like he has a lot of talent but wasn't at his best last year
Agree with Colin I just feel like sleeping till Thursday 11pm, the last two months have been torture, addicted to Twitter looking for updates every second, had enough
13 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:49:58
14 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:51:45
I actually thought Arsenal would be the ones signing Brahimi but now they have Perez and already have Sanchez, The Ox and Cazorla to fill this position I think we could be on to something. However, until he signs it will only take a club that is in the Champions League to step forward and we will have been gazumped, and that includes Basel
15 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:53:18
16 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:00:49
17 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:01:11
19 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:04:24
20 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:04:32
22 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:04:43
24 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:15:00
25 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:16:26
26 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:17:56
27 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:19:56
We all would but I fear it's not going to happen.
28 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:20:43
All will be revealed on Sky Sports news tomorrow night Hope Natalie has got a tight dress on that image is enough to get me to drop off. Not really arsed what Jim's got on.
30 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:23:18
I said "Parlez vous Francais" quite loudly and nobody replied so maybe he wasn't there but then again maybe he was and was just being a bit shy. I don't want to start or dispel any rumours but does anyone know who I should text this' big breaking news' to?
31 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:26:40
32 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:27:48
33 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:33:12
35 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:34:51
If we don't sign some quality, our team will relatively slip 4 or 5 places in relation to others in the league.
36 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:35:33
38 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:39:39
Surely we have spent the Stones money?
Bolasie £25-28 m, Williams £12m, Gueye £7.2m, Stekelenburg £1-2m.
39 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:46:27
40 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:52:26
41 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:54:05
42 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:57:35
43 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:00:28
44 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:03:47
46 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:15:42
According to the Algerian media he will sign by Everton despite the great interest of Galatasaray Istanbul.
48 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:20:06
49 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:22:37
50 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:23:57
At one point, excitement ensued as a group of men emerged wearing what appeared to be Algerian national team t-shirts. One of the group confirmed later though that they were all returning from a stag do in Prague for Gerald Quiggley senior of Norris Green, affectionately known to his mates as
51 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:25:37
If he's a goal scorer, him plus Brahimi would be great. Brahmini looks real class.
Shame we didn't get Ghazzel
52 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:26:49
53 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:27:26
Don't know much about this Gabbiadini seems like might be a step down to what we've got but haven't seen him play. Deal seems on for him, then on another article the deal seems off.
Crazy season, be nice to ship out mcgeady and Gibson tho before the window slams shut.
Feel sorry for Niasse he hasn't really been given a chance, but must have been shite in training and Koemen wants rid ASAP? Or maybe it's got something to do with that assault charge against him?
54 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:30:49
55 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:32:31
56 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:33:26
If Mister Koeman signs Brahimi and Super Slim, several Clubs will be biting their nails to the elbow. Especially, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd, and particularly Leicester and Arsenal.
57 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:44:00
Yacine Brahimi has demanded that FC Porto bosses allow him to join Everton. That's according to friends of the Algerian player. If the reports turn out to be true, then Brahimi could be on his way to Goodison Park.
'He's hoping to join up with Ronald Koeman', said the source. 'The two of them have been on talking terms for a while now.' The transfer is expected to be in the region of €24 million. - See more at: http://soccer-rumours.com/?story=21&buying=8&selling=24&player=0#sthash.FK5q1ymD.dpuf
58 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:53:36
59 Posted 30/08/2016 at 22:02:38
61 Posted 31/08/2016 at 00:19:05
62 Posted 31/08/2016 at 00:30:54
Great if it is true.
63 Posted 31/08/2016 at 00:49:28
64 Posted 31/08/2016 at 09:53:47
Would Bony not be a safer bet then Gabbiadini for the same fee? Despite being flush with cash we may struggle getting in a bigger name until January if we can get in the top four. Bony can do it in the premier, City haven't used him well.
with Holgate's great start maybe Martins would be better value than Kone and get back for Koulibaly when Ronnie cements our place in the Champions League.
A real enforcer for centre midfield would be nice but not sure if Sissoko is that man just hope they ain't shy with the money and still looking to penny pinch after a great start.
65 Posted 31/08/2016 at 18:35:21
Bugger them, we won't be held to ransom I guess. Gutted by the news. Hopefully they'll change their mind at the last minute and are just playing hard ball over the price.
He's been frozen out of their squad for the last 3 games so I'm guessing they want to cash in their chips...
66 Posted 31/08/2016 at 20:16:49
I hope Everton and Porto will meet in the middle and they issue Yacine Brahimi, his fans and Everton. Cross fingers, pray and hope. Hope dies at last.
67 Posted 01/09/2016 at 07:51:09
If I was Walsh / Koeman and Moshiri I'd take stock of the chaos last night and in the nicest possible way completely drop any interest in players we were messed about on this time around and look elsewhere as of now it's amazing what can happen when you fan the flames of desire with indifference.
68 Posted 01/09/2016 at 09:08:24
What's the odds we get him in January for a lot less?
70 Posted 01/09/2016 at 12:13:42
Have to agree. Top player Brahimi but when his club keep us waiting to the last day just so they can pull a fast one jumping from €40 to €50 I too say fair play and have no issue with the fact that we walked away.
I'm happy with all the other window signings. All have improved on our best. We still need player additions for sure but we do now at least have some forward cover in Valencia (I think he may prove a shrewd gamble for a modest outlay) and I am content for us to wait until January and the Summer for more signings that improve the best 11 we have now. Like to see Brahimi here in the New Year though!!!
71 Posted 01/09/2016 at 13:51:46
Come January, if the players are still dissatisfied and wanting a move, could mean some deals being on the table at reduced fees? We will see as I expect Ronald to use January if the players become available.
74 Posted 01/09/2016 at 17:00:46
75 Posted 01/09/2016 at 17:28:51
What has really annoyed me this (and other) transfer window is how clubs we've been dealing with have taken us for mugs.
They have continuously moved the goalposts regarding any deals and it makes me wonder if we are better off approaching any transfer situation with a more aggressive attitude.
For example, last year when we were chasing Yarmolenko everything looked agreed, then their chairman started messing us about, we tried to placate him and not rush him and ended up with nothing, whilst not focusing on other targets.
And this year it looks like the same has happened with Witsel, Brahimi, Mata, Gabbiadini, Koulibaly etc.
We have been patient and waited for clubs to sort their transfers out in order to pick up their unwanted players and we have ended up with nothing again.
I believe we should scout which players we want and then when we approach their club be firm in what we will pay and how long we will give them to decide yes or no. And if that doesn't suit, we move on to our next target. Too many times we have waited and waited and then either been told a deal won't happen or been gazumped by another club.
Something has to change with how we do our transfers because what we are doing just isn't working.
How many times must we see a Payet or Sissoko go elsewhere and then not have time to get somebody else in? It's infuriating!
I expect a much better approach in January but won't hold my breath.
76 Posted 01/09/2016 at 18:13:58
We will need to do this the hard way. Earn our way back to Europe with the core we have supplemented by unearthed diamonds currently toiling away in relative obscurity looking to cut their teeth on a bigger stage. Until we can consistently offer Europe, we will remain a target for parasites out there.
77 Posted 01/09/2016 at 22:40:30
Summed up perfectly without tones of a Greek tragedy. Thanks!
Keep the faith.
78 Posted 01/09/2016 at 22:49:51
79 Posted 01/09/2016 at 23:04:57
Keep the faith.
81 Posted 03/09/2016 at 10:27:18
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