Everton have confirmed they have agreed a deal with Plymouth Argyle to take Dan Gosling to Goodison Park.
The defender has come through the ranks at Home Park and made his first-team debut aged just 16.
He has made 10 Championship appearances for the play-off chasing Pilgrims this season and has been involved with the England U17 and U18 sides.
Gosling only signed a contract with Paul Sturrock's side back in September, committing himself to the club until 2010, but the lure of the Premier League has proved too great.
He is not expected to feature for the first-team this term but has been highlighted as an exciting prospect for the future by Toffees boss David Moyes.
The deal is expected to be finalised later in the week and will represent the second piece of business completed between the two sides this week after Lucas Jutkiewicz completed a loan move to the south coast outfit on Monday.