Date: 6th July 2020 at 9:00am
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According to Sean Lunt of Sport Witness, Everton have made an offer for Allan that is said to be below Napoli’s asking price. The Toffees have lodged a €30m bid for the 29-year-old but may have to up it to €35-€40m in order to bring  Allan to Goodison Park.

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The Brazilian international joined Napoli from Udinese in 2015 and has gone on to make 206 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and making 16 assists. Allan has made 27 appearances across the board this season, but he’s struggled for playing time since the turn of the year – 350/1620 minutes of football in 2020.

Despite things spiraling in recent months, Allan is still a top central midfielder. In Serie A this campaign, he’s completed 87.5% of his 734 passes, won 9/15 of his aerial duels, had 17/26 successful dribbles, blocked 18 shots/passes/crosses and averaged a tackle (46) or interception (13) every 20 minutes, as per WhoScored – more tackles than Yerry Mina (37), Mason Holgate (43), Seamus Coleman (34) and Fabian Delph (26) among others.

Everton want to offer Allan an escape route and hope Carlo Ancelotti can be a lure, with the Italian manager having presided over 61 of his games, but they’ll need to meet Napoli’s demands. Lunt adds that the Toffees have agreed a €6m-a-year contract with Allan, but the midfielder is waiting for a bigger club (Atletico Madrid, Juventus) to make a move.

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