25 July 2020 10:35
Everton's long lingering interest in Napoli midfielder Allan has another development, with reports in Italy suggesting the Toffees have now tabled an offer for the player. Everton have been linked with a move for the Brazilian for the past few months, as Carlo Ancelotti is a huge fan of the player from his time at the Stadio San Paolo. Now, according to Il Matino, as relayed by Il Napolista, Everton have raised their initial offer for the player. The offer on the table from the Toffees is now said to total €38 million (£34.6m). It is also suggested that Everton have agreed the player's wages, with Allan set to make €4.7 million (£4.3m) a year over the next three seasons.
That would equate to a rough weekly wage of around £90,000-a-week for the 29-year-old. It is suggested this deal is likely favourable to the Italian side and Everton might finally be about to get a hold of their long-term transfer target. Allan is considered a potentially valuable recruit for Everton, who have been severely lacking in combative midfielders this season. Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin were set to offset the departure of Idrissa Gana Gueye, but both players have spent most of the season on the injury table. Allan would be an expensive, but able solution to that problem, and it now appears as though Everton are closing in on a potential deal for the player.
Everton have made an improved offer for Napoli midfielder Allan, and a move for the Brazilian is slowly 'becoming a reality'. That's what Il Mattino report today – cited by CalcioNapoli24 – with the newspaper providing a huge update on what is now a bonafide transfer saga at Goodison Park. Allan has been heavily linked with a move to the club since January when Everton were rumoured to have made an offer for him. No deal ended up taking place, but the rumours have not died down; instead, there has been a steady stream of claims that Everton would come calling once again. That has seemingly picked up over the last week, with reports that Ancelotti had made the player, who he worked with at Napoli, his 'express wish' and that they'd already seen a €25m bid rejected by Napoli. That was because Aurelio de Laurentiis is thought to be holding out for €40m, a price that it was unlikely the Blues would ever get close to. However, Il Mattino now state they've done just that and their attempts to sign Allan are moving towards a definite conclusion. According to the newspaper 'little by little that the sale of Allan is becoming a reality' and that is because Everton have upped their bid to €38m. Embed from Getty Images That means the distance between the two clubs is now 'really minimal', and as such the whole operation can now be considered as 'winding down'. That is because Allan already has a deal in place with Everton over his wages. It's stated that he will earn €4.7m per year at Goodison Park, which works out at around €£89,000 per week. While seemingly low, that figure represents a 'nice leap forward' in what he is earning at Napoli at present although is significantly lower than the €6.5m contract PSG offered in January 2019. Nonetheless, it seems Everton have everything in place to get a deal done and secure the significant improvement they've long sought for their midfield.