Report: Everton have contacted Juventus about goalkeeper Neto

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Everton had previously been linked with the Juventus goalkeeper.

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Everton have already contacted Juventus goalkeeper Neto about a move, reports CalcioMercato.

The player has been linked with a move away from the Serie A champions this summer after just one year at the club. He arrived last summer on a free transfer from Fiorentina, but has managed just eight appearances in all competitions.

That has dented his hopes of being a regular in the Brazilian national team, and now he wants to leave. Juventus are willing to sanction a loan or a sale, but have set stringent terms for both cases.

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According to CalcioMercato, any club interested in a loan will have to pay his £1.7million-a-year wages, while a permanent switch will cost £7.8million.

That has not deterred the Toffees though who, according to the report, have already been in contact with both Juventus and the player’s representatives about a move.

They need a replacement for veteran Tim Howard, who ended a decade at the club at the end of last season for a return to the MLS next years. 

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The Blues have the financial backing of shareholder Farhad Moshiri, and have reportedly offered incoming manager Ronald Koeman a £100million plus transfer budget.

He is also willing to pay big money out in wages to secure top talent, meaning the demands for Neto should not concern them too much. 

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