A week ago, Tuttosport reported Everton are ‘in the running’ to sign Lorenzo Insigne, if he decides to leave Napoli.

The forward’s contract expires in 2022 and there has been no progress in Napoli’s efforts to tie him down to a new deal. Given those efforts involved offering the player around half what he currently earns, the lack of progress is no surprise.

Due to the 30-year-old’s current situation, ‘there is a risk of unleashing a real auction’, and the Toffees seem to have made a ‘big proposal’.

The editorial staff of 7 Gold, relayed by Area Napoli, state the Merseyside club’s interest in the player is ‘increasingly concrete’.

It’s claimed Rafael Benítez’s side have ‘presented an indispensable proposal’ to the Italy international, worth €6m per season for three years. In addition to this, there is a signing-on bonus worth around €7m.

Insigne could even keep his own image rights, something that he is not allowed to do at Napoli.

The player knows Benítez first hand, having played two seasons [between 2013 and 2015] under his orders at the Naples club. Operating mainly on the left wing, he managed 11 goals and 17 assists in 79 matches when the Spaniard was in charge of the Serie A side.

Apart from Everton, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Toronto are also in the mix to sign Insigne.

Newcastle United have been mentioned in previous reports, but are not included in this one.