Report: £43m Everton target David Neres preparing for Premier League move

Marco Silva manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on March 17, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton are reportedly battling PSG and AC Milan to sign Ajax's Eredivisie leader and Champions League semi-finalist David Neres.

(L-R) Frenkie de Jong of Ajax, David Neres of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League quarter final match Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus FC at the Johan Cruijff Arena on April 10, 2019 in...

Everton target David Neres is attempting to learn English as he prepares for a move to the Premier League this summer, as reported by UOL Esporte.

The former Sao Paulo starlet has taken his game to a whole new level in 2019, firing Ajax to the top of the Eredivisie table and into the semi-finals of the Champions League with 12 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.

 

And, like Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and co, Neres is expected to be rewarded with a big money move at the end of the season.

UOL claims that PSG and AC Milan want the Brazil international, who is valued at around £43 million, but Everton have a clear advantage on two of Europe’s biggest sides.

David Neres of Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Ajax and Juventus at Johan Cruyff Arena on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The report adds that Neres is dreaming of a move to the Premier League and is even taking English lessons in preparation. The reason, UOL believes, is that his girlfriend lives in London.

Everton will face plenty of competition, however, with The Telegraph reporting recently that Arsenal have held talks with Neres recently. The Gunners, in case it escaped your attention, are London-based.

David Neres of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League quarter final match Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus FC at the Johan Cruijff Arena on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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