Carlo Ancelotti remains determined to sign midfielder Allan for Everton this summer, and a deal is now doable at €25m.
That’s according to Corriere Dello Sport, who provide an update on the long-running saga in their newspaper today.
Allan has been heavily linked with a move to Goodison Park since January having fallen out of favour under manager Gennaro Gattuso after he replaced Ancelotti at the helm.
Everton were linked on a daily basis throughout the January transfer window, and reports even claimed they had made a bid, although a move never happened.
They have continued to be linked since then, with it widely believed that Allan will be moved on in something of an overhaul at Napoli this summer.
It has been clear that the major sticking point to any move would be Aurelio de Laurentiis’ asking price, though, with several reports indicating he wants €40m for the Brazilian.
That is a price Everton were never likely to pay given their finances will be limited this summer, particularly following the impact of the Coronavirus epidemic.
However, it seems that they will not have to, with Corriere Dello Sport stating that the operation is now ‘feasible’ at a figure ‘around €25m’.
That would be a far more acceptable figure for the Toffees and is, in fact, the price that several reports have indicated they would be looking to pay for Allan this summer.
As always with this rumour, though, it is worth taking it with a pinch of salt.
A €15m reduction seems a lot for de Laurentiis to stomach, and it is far likelier he and Everton will reach a price somewhere closer to the middle before Allan is turning out in Royal Blue.