Everton ‘close to meeting Napoli’s £36m asking price for midfielder Allan’ as Carlo Ancelotti steps up his Goodison Park rebuild
- Napoli midfielder Allan has fallen out of favour under boss Gennaro Gattuso
- Gattuso came in to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who then became Everton boss
- Now reports in Italy claim Ancelotti is getting closer to reuniting with Allan
- The Toffees’ latest offer is reportedly a £34m offer including various bonuses
The 29-year-old has been at the Serie A outfit since 2015, but has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso at the end of last year and has been mainly used as a substitute.
But according to Italian outfit Il Mattino, the Toffees are getting closer to offering him an escape route from the Stadio San Paolo and have offered a deal of £34m (€38m), which includes various bonuses.
Everton are edging closer to meeting Napoli’s £36million valuation for midfielder Allan
The Brazilian has had limited playing time under Gennaro Gattuso following his arrival last year
That figure has put them within touching distance of matching the £36m pricetag that Napoli have placed on the Brazilian.
However, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly keen on pushing for more of the figure to be a guaranteed cash sum and fewer performance-related bonuses involved.
A move to Everton would allow Allan to reunite with former Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti, who arrived at Goodison Park after being fired by the Italian outfit in December.
Former boss Carlo Ancelotti is offering an escape route and Everton have reportedly bid £34m
Allan – who made 33 appearances for Napoli during the 2019/20 season – had attracted plenty of interest from Everton in the January transfer window but a move failed to come to fruition.
However, reports in Italy last week insisted the 61-year-old former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss remains determined to sign Allan, with those reports suggesting a transfer fee of £22.5m was ‘feasible’.
Ancelotti is desperate to bolster his squad following another disappointing season at Goodison Park.
Everton underwhelmed once again during the 2019-20 campaign, finishing a lowly 12th in the Premier League picking up just 13 victories along the way.
But president Aurelio De Laurentiis is keen on pushing for more guaranteed cash in the deal