Everton have discussed the possibility of a loan deal for Hirving Lozano this summer, although a deal is unlikely at this point.
That’s according to Corriere Dello Sport, who say that the subject of a loan deal for the Mexican was brought up in conversation between Aurelio de Laurentiis and his ‘Everton counterpart’.
They explain that Napoli are keen to find a solution for Lozano this summer, after he struggled in his first season at the club following a record move from PSV Eindhoven.
They do not want to sell him off but instead find a solution that ‘does not produce losses’, such as loaning him for a season to rediscover his form and therefore value.
This is a possibility the club are scrutinising, and Lozano has ‘many admirers’ who would be willing to take him on a temporary basis.
One of those admirers are Everton, who have been linked with a move since January given Carlo Ancelotti was the man who pushed for Napoli to sign him and their Director of Football brought him to Europe with PSV Eindhoven.
Thus, they discussed the possibility of a loan deal during recent talks between the two clubs’ owners, which were presumably regarding the ongoing deal for midfielder Allan.
And while those talks were ‘dropped immediately’ it is not a hypothesis that should be ‘discarded’ as it seems the most ‘viable’ solution for him this summer.
That suggests this is a deal that could happen later in the window, once Napoli, and indeed Everton, have each dealt with their more pressing transfer business.