Everton reach agreement with Napoli worth £24m for midfielder Allan as Carlo Ancelotti edges closer to reunion with the Brazilian… and the Toffees hope to wrap up deal to sign James Rodriguez
- Everton have agreed a £24 deal for Napoli’s Brazilian midfielder Allan
- Allan will leave the Stadio San Paolo after falling out with Gennaro Gattuso
- He is due to undergo a medical and personal terms have also been agreed
- Allan’s arrival at Goodison Park will see him reunite with Carlo Ancelotti
- The Toffees are also close to securing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid
Everton have agreed a £24million deal for Napoli midfielder Allan and hope to conclude a transfer coup for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez this week.
Everton beat off competition from Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid to sign Brazilian Allan while Madrid playmaker James is expected for a medical early next week.
Carlo Ancelotti has proved a major attraction for both having worked with Allan at Napoli and with James at Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Everton have reached an agreement with Napoli to sign Allan for a fee of £22m plus add ons
Allan’s arrival at Goodison Park will see him reunite with manager Carlo Ancelotti
Discussions have been ongoing over a complex deal for James with the 29-year-old’s wages a major stumbling block.
James is out of contract at the end of the season but Real Madrid were desperate to offload his salary. Talks have centred around an initial loan with fee then becoming a two year contract at the end of next season.
Everton emerged as a surprise destination for the Colombian earlier this week and are now confident of securing the playmaker’s signature ahead of competition from Galatasaray.
Everton are also continuing dialogue with Watford for midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in a deal worth around £30m.
The Toffees also hope to conclude a huge signing by bringing James Rodriguez in next week