Everton’s disastrous Premier League campaign this season is set to edge a few players out of the club. Their fight against relegation, along with the need of avoiding sanctions due to Financial Fair Play, encourages the board to allow big departures in the summer.

Now despite recent rumours regarding the potential departure of Richarlison, Sport Witness understands that the Toffees are still to receive any official contacts for the forward’s transfer out of Goodison Park.

The Merseyside club were recently approached by the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, who wanted more details on the 24-year-old’s situation for the upcoming window. Still, those clubs are still in process of mapping the market until actually opening negotiations.

Before moving for Richarlison, the La Liga giants still need to have a better picture of the summer transfer window. With the potential arrival of Kylian Mbappé and possible departures such as Eden Hazard, it will take time until they figure out what they need for their attack in the coming season.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are still to make official the signing of the new manager who’s arriving this summer to replace Ralf Rangnick. Only after understanding the coach’s plans for the squad, shall they make signings of this kind.

Richarlison, who’s never hidden the affection he has for Everton since joining the club in 2018, is not forcing his way out either. The player is focusing on saving the Toffees from relegation and impressing manager Tite to guarantee his spot in the World Cup.

The forward, who has no preference on whether to stay in the Premier League or move abroad, is only set to analyse in the summer what the interested clubs have to offer in sporting terms.