Everton have made an improved offer for Napoli midfielder Allan, and a move for the Brazilian is slowly ‘becoming a reality’.
That’s what Il Mattino report today – cited by CalcioNapoli24 – with the newspaper providing a huge update on what is now a bonafide transfer saga at Goodison Park.
Allan has been heavily linked with a move to the club since January when Everton were rumoured to have made an offer for him.
No deal ended up taking place, but the rumours have not died down; instead, there has been a steady stream of claims that Everton would come calling once again.
That has seemingly picked up over the last week, with reports that Ancelotti had made the player, who he worked with at Napoli, his ‘express wish’ and that they’d already seen a €25m bid rejected by Napoli.
That was because Aurelio de Laurentiis is thought to be holding out for €40m, a price that it was unlikely the Blues would ever get close to.
However, Il Mattino now state they’ve done just that and their attempts to sign Allan are moving towards a definite conclusion.
According to the newspaper ‘little by little that the sale of Allan is becoming a reality’ and that is because Everton have upped their bid to €38m.
That means the distance between the two clubs is now ‘really minimal’, and as such the whole operation can now be considered as ‘winding down’.
That is because Allan already has a deal in place with Everton over his wages. It’s stated that he will earn €4.7m per year at Goodison Park, which works out at around €£89,000 per week.
While seemingly low, that figure represents a ‘nice leap forward’ in what he is earning at Napoli at present although is significantly lower than the €6.5m contract PSG offered in January 2019.
Nonetheless, it seems Everton have everything in place to get a deal done and secure the significant improvement they’ve long sought for their midfield.