Real Madrid are believed to be close to sealing a £2m deal for Everton’s Thomas Gravesen after the Dane’s agent flew to Spain to hold talks about a move.

His agent, former Manchester United defender, John Sivabaek told BBC Sport: “I’m here to listen to what Real have to say. Nothing has been agreed, but this is a big opportunity for any player.”

The 28-year-old’s contract expires in the summer, but Real want to conclude a deal during the transfer window.

“I will be meeting Real on Wednesday, Sivabaek added. “There is serious interest, but it’s in Everton’s hands.”

“Yes, there has been other interest, but we are dealing with one thing at a time and we will speak to Real.”

Sivabaek added: “I think they want him now rather than at the end of the season.”

Everton manager David Moyes insists that he expects Gravesen to still be at Everton when the transfer window closes at the end of January.

“There’s been no contact. We don’t want to lose him.”