Everton and Tottenham face Allan challenge with £72m PSG bid reportedly rejected

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Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in Napoli's Serie A midfielder Napoli, who is also a target for Ligue 1 champions PSG.

Allan player of SSC Napoli celebrates the victory after the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

Napoli are firmly in Everton’s sights this month. That is according to areanapoli, who believe that three of Carlo Ancelotti’s star players have been lined up for a potential move to Goodison Park.

It is understood that the Toffees are interested in the world-renowned centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, Poland international Arak Milik and the tireless Brazilian midfielder Allan.

 

None of the three would come cheap, with Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis a famously difficult man to negotiate with. But, with interest in Allan rising - Tottenham having been also linked by CalcioNapoli 24 - the former Udinese man could soon become one of the most expensive midfielders in world football.

Because, according to Corriero dello Sport, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have made two bids to bring Allan to the French capital. Thomas Tuchel’s side have recently offered a mammoth £72 million, only for Di Laurentiis to say no.

Allan of SSC Napoli during the Serie A TIM match between SSC Napoli and AC Chievo at Stadio San Paolo Naples Italy on 25 November 2018.

So if Everton and Tottenham are serious about landing a midfielder renowned for his energetic, box-to-box style, they would both have to shatter their transfer records.

Although the likelihood is that Allan will be far too expensive for either the Toffees or Spurs, especially with similar options available for much a cheaper price.

Daniele De Rossi of AS Roma competes for the ball with Allan of SSC Napoli during the Serie A TIM match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo Naples Italy on 28 October 2018.

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