Arriving from Nîmes Olympique in the summer, Denis Bouanga had a very good first season at AS Saint-Étienne.
Scoring 12 goals and assisting another five in 35 appearances, the winger has caught the eye with his performances, with Everton now reportedly interested.
The story isn’t new, and has been around for over a week, starting in England, but Le10 Sport believe there’s some legs to it, although not at the price previously reported.
It was suggested Bouanga could be bought at £8m, but that isn’t the case, with Saint-Étienne wanting at least €15m for a player they bought for €5m less than 12 months ago.
Such a profit would help the club’s finances, and while Claude Puel wouldn’t want to let one of his stars leave, he might not have the choice in such matters.
Rennes are said to have come forward with a first offer of €12m, but that has been deemed insufficient by the Ligue 1 club.
At the bottom of the article, Le10 Sport explain two other clubs ‘have come forward for information recently’, and those are Everton and Real Betis.
Not only that, but their intention is to ‘subsequently make a move’.
They now know how much they need to pay, and €15m is a very realistic fee for a team like Everton.