At the end of last month, Sport reported that there are ‘very good prospects’ of Barcelona selling Andre Gomes for a reasonable price in the summer.
The Portugal international is currently on a season-long loan deal at Everton and the Merseyside have agreed to pay €2.2m as the loan fee for the midfielder.
It was a dry loan deal, meaning there’s no option included that would allow the Toffees to sign the former Valencia man at the end of his temporary spell.
Friday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo claims the Premier League club ‘want’ him and the Spanish champions are willing to negotiate the sale.
Even though Gomes’ contract at Camp Nou is until 2021, it is clear the player will end his time with the Blaugrana in the summer. He is happy at Goodison Park and Everton are ‘willing make an effort’ to sign him.
There’s been no official offer from the English outfit and the La Liga winners are waiting for Everton sporting director Marcel Brands to visit Barcelona.
Barca are delighted with Gomes’ resurgence at Everton, knowing it can help them raise funds. The consensus is ‘absolute’ on the transfer.
A word of warning: Mundo Deportivo also state that intermediaries are ‘gathering information’ from other teams which may be interested should the Everton deal not happen.