Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti ‘pushes’ to sign Allan from Napoli this summer, but has been told the club must sell before they can buy.

That’s according to Area Napoli, who cover the Blues longstanding pursuit for the Brazilian midfielder today.

Allan was first linked back in January, with numerous reports suggesting that Everton had made a bid for his services.

A move never happened, but the rumours have continued since then, with claims Ancelotti has made the midfielder, who he worked with at Napoli, an ‘express wish’.

Indeed, the latest reports indicated that Allan’s agents were meeting with Napoli next week to present Everton’s offer, and the Blues were looking for a ‘discount’.

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The suggestion was that they couldn’t afford the Serie A side’s asking price and Area Napoli add further fuel to that fire today.

They say Ancelotti is pushing hard to sign Allan and is one of those ‘most interested’ in signing him, but so far they are yet to match Napoli’s €35-40m asking price.

The Blues’ management are ‘holding back’ on going above the €25m they’ve already offered.

The website claims that ‘if they had the choice’ Everton would sell Richarlison as they know he’s a valuable asset, but he has reached ‘dizzying values’ that make him hard to offload.

This lack of cash is also holding other deals up, namely the one for defender Gabriel Magalhães.

The Blues have offered him a ‘tempting salary’, and Ancelotti is keen, but they can’t ‘sink the shot’ to ensure his arrival.

Thus, that deal is delayed like any one for Allan. In terms of the midfielder, Napoli are waiting for something to happen.

His agents are due to bring offers in the next few days – backing up those earlier claims – and the Italian side are hoping one will come from Atlético Madrid as they can ‘present a better proposal’ than Everton.