Napoli midfielder Allan is looking increasingly likely to leave the club this summer, which could boost Everton’s chances of signing the Brazilian.
The Brazilian currently finds himself in a difficult situation at the club, who are planning something of an overhaul of the playing squad in the upcoming transfer market.
The 29-year-old was one of the leaders of a player revolt earlier this season, and as such, this has put his future at the club in jeopardy according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
They say there are several in the current squad whose futures are ‘compromised’ and Allan is one of them.
Part of it is to do with the revolt earlier in the campaign, but there is also the increased competition and a lack of playing time to consider too.
The arrival of midfielder Diego Demme in January has pushed Allan down the pecking order, with the German preferred by manager Gennaro Gattuso.
As a result, Allan has only managed 21 minutes of football in all competitions since 11th January, with his last 90 minutes coming on the 6th January.
This has ‘convinced him even more’ to look for a new club this summer, something that Everton will undoubtedly be extremely attentive to.
They were linked heavily with a move for Allan throughout January, and there were even suggestions that he would be keen on reuniting with Carlo Ancelotti and playing the Champions League.
When the link was first reported, the suggestion was that an exit from Napoli was very unlikely, but as the days and weeks have gone by, this has slowly turned so that now, the idea is that the chances of him staying are extremely low.
Of course, should he be available there will likely be big competitors – PSG were keen a year ago – so it would not be an easy deal for Everton to get over the line.
Yet, that personal connection with Ancelotti, which saw the Everton boss call the midfielder personally in January, could work in their favour in a move that is growing ever more possible by the minute.