The Goodison Park club is so secure in the playmaker’s return to Merseyside that they have already begun looking for a home for him.
Carlo Ancelotti wants Barcelona’s former Liverpool player and Colombian James Rodriguez to join a South American dream team.
Since leaving Anfield for £145 million, the Brazilian, 28, has had a miserable time.
After 18 months, Barcelona attempted to sell him, but he ended up on loan at Bayern Munich.
In Germany, he won the treble, but injuries cost him a permanent move to the Bundesliga.
On his return to the Nou Camp, he made 14 appearances, but has not played since late December due to a knee injury.
He had surgery at the beginning of the month and will miss the rest of the season.
Everton want to make sure he’s completely healed before making a commitment.
However, it is believed that an agreement has been reached on paper.
The prognosis is said to be good, and preparations for Coutinho, his wife Aine, and their three children are well underway.
The fact that their arch rivals have pounced on ‘the Little Magician’ would leave Liverpool supporters with mixed feelings.
Barca are eager to get rid of him, even though it means a bargain.
He had been linked with a return to Anfield, but if he regains the form that made him such a big hit there, he might return to haunt the Reds.