Following Manchester City’s scouting mission for the Grêmio forward Everton last Wednesday, the Brazilian club have reportedly accelerated the process to give the player a new contract.

As reported by Globo Esporte today, the renewal has been negotiated for months, and the offer is now with the player’s agent.

Grêmio are looking to give Everton a pay raise, along with an increase in the release clause, in order to protect him from the European interest.

Globo Esporte claims that along with Manchester City, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund were also present at the Arena do Grêmio on Wednesday night.

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The word at Grêmio is that Everton is non-negotiable, but in case a very good bid arrives, then the club will think about it.

A few months ago, local outlet UOL claimed that the player’s release clause was €30m, and Grêmio were looking to increase it to €50m.