Everton have made the ‘most important’ offer for Napoli midfielder Allan so far, but the Italian club are stalling on a deal.
That’s according to Rai Sport journalist Pablo Paganini, who covered the player’s future in a recent interview with Radio Kiss Kiss.
Allan has long been linked with a move away from the Serie A side, having seen his relationship with the club deteriorate over the last year.
A failed move to PSG last summer and several failed attempts to get him signed to a new deal has seen relations become strained.
That has not been aided by him playing a reduced role under manager Gennaro Gattuso, who has preferred others ahead of the Brazilian since he replaced Carlo Ancelotti.
As such it has looked likely Allan would be shipped out this summer as part of an overhaul at the club and Everton have been continually linked with a move.
They were keen in January and made a bid and, despite nothing happening, their interest has not seemingly gone away since then.
And according to Paganini, it is the Blues who have made the most significant attempt to secure him so far, although they may face disappointment in their efforts.
“As far as Allan is concerned, the most important offer came from Everton, but Napoli is stalling not to undersell him,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss, relayed by Calcio Napoli 24.
Now the interesting thing here is that this update ties in with the last report we saw on Allan to Everton.
That came courtesy of Calciomercato on Tuesday, who stated Napoli had decided to sell him and Everton were at the front of the queue.
If he is to leave, Everton will have to pay big, with Calciomercato reporting Napoli are determined to charge more than the €20-25m offers they received in January.
And that’s most likely why the Serie A side are ‘stalling’, waiting to see if anyone comes forward with a better offer than the Toffees’ ‘most important’ one.