Everton have been told they will need to pay €4m if they wish to sign Gonzalo Villar from Roma in January.

That’s according to, who say Roma are looking to recoup what they paid Elche for the Spaniard two years ago.

A report from the same website yesterday suggested Everton are keen on Villar, who is not in Jose Mourinho’s plans this season.

They want to ship him out to raise funds and free up space in the wage budget to add players that the Portuguese boss wants in his squad.

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That report, and a similar one from Calciomercato today, made no mention of whether Everton would be seeking a loan or a transfer or the price they’d have to pay for the latter.

Fichajes now fix that, stating that Villar’s exit ‘will not cost a lot of money’ and Roma ‘could be interested’ in listening to proposals for the midfielder so long as they are ‘assured’ of recouping the €4m they paid Elche two years ago.

That’s a more than achievable figure for Everton and considered a ‘real bargain’ as Villar is currently valued at around €15m.

That price is ‘set to plummet’ given his likely limited playing time between now and the January transfer window when it seems Rafa Benitez and co could be set to get themselves a real bargain.