Everton have ‘come forward in the last few hours’ with a proposal for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.
That’s according to Sport Mediaset, who back up claims that the forward could be a target for the Toffees.
Earlier today we covered a report from Calciomercato.it that claimed Napoli have contacted Everton to see if Carlo Ancelotti would be open to a move.
They offered no information on the Blues response to that, but Sport Mediaset say they have ‘come forward’, which would suggest they’ve replied to Napoli and said they would be interested.
It’s claimed that Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis ‘seems intent’ on getting the Polish international to sign a new deal at the Italian club before working on an ‘onerous loan formula’.
In other words, De Laurentiis wants to ensure he doesn’t lose the player on a free transfer next summer, and then lock him into a loan deal that will presumably see the club pay next year.
A move to Everton makes sense as Milik would reunite with Ancelotti, who he worked with for a year and a half at Castel Volturno, but Tottenham are also interested.
The biggest issue to overcome, however, is his wages. Milik has already rejected a €4.5m offer from Napoli, and his entourage are starting their requests at €5m.
As yet, it’s unknown whether either Everton or Tottenham would be willing to reach that figure, although it seems unlikely given both would be looking at him as a backup option to their current first-choice forwards.