It’s now time for the Italian press to link Manchester City to Grêmio forward Éverton.

As reported by Radio Marte (via Calcio Napoli 24) today, it’s still the Premier League side who are leading the race for the 22-year-old.

The outlet claims Everton has been offered to Napoli, who are currently evaluating the option, as he has a price tag of €35m.

But for Napoli to sign him, they would have to beat the competition from Manchester City, who are said to be ‘ahead’ of other clubs for now.

Most of the claims linking Manchester City to Everton have been coming from the Brazilian press, so it’s interesting to see the rumour elsewhere this time.

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Everton has finally made his debut for the national team this month, and has been doing pretty well in his first games.

Despite starting the Copa America on the bench, he soon replaced David Neres in the team. And in his first game as a starter, he scored a goal in the 5-0 win over Peru.

Now he’s set to start again in the quarter finals against Paraguay.

Everton has made it clear previously that he’d like to talk to Pep Guardiola about a possible move, so perhaps all the claims come from his camp.

Monday saw a report from Brazil which suggested a club could pay his €80m clause, which is very unlikely.