Napoli striker Milik on Spurs’ radar

The Poland international has just a year remaining on his contract in Naples, and the Serie A side are keen to cash in on the player rather than risk losing him on a free.

Sport Witness have picked up a report from Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, who say that Napoli value Milik at around €40m.

However, Daniel Levy will be well aware of the 26-year-old’s contract situation and may well bide his time in order to get a better deal.

Milik was due to make the switch to AS Roma as a replacement for ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, who was said to be moving to Juventus.

But with that Dzeko deal now dead in the water, Spurs could well swoop for the striker.

It’s understood La Liga side Sevilla are also interested, but Tottenham are in a far healthier position than their Spanish counterparts in terms of offering wages.

Any negotiations for Milik may take longer than initially anticipated however, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis testing positive for coronavirus recently.

Everton agree £25m Doucoure deal with Watford

It’s understood the two clubs reached an agreement for the 27-year-old earlier this week, with the player set to travel to Everton’s Finch Farm training ground for a medical.

Doucoure had been a Watford player since 2016, making more than 100 Premier League appearances for the Hornets.

The Frenchman was one of the more impressive performers at Vicarage Road last season, a campaign which ultimately ended in Watford’s relegation from the top flight.

Now Doucoure becomes a part of Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton project, with the Italian manager known to have lofty ambitions at Goodison Park.

Napoli midfielder Allan and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez are both expected to follow Doucoure through the door on Merseyside in the coming days.

Everton and Napoli still discussing Allan transfer

The 29-year-old has been linked with a switch to Goodison Park for well over a month now, but negotiations between the two parties have stalled.

Italian publication Corriere dello Sport claim the Toffees are yet to agree a fee with the Naples club over Allan’s transfer.

The Brazilian has made it clear he wants to link up with former gaffer Carlo Ancelotti in the Premier League, and suggestions are that he’s already agreed personal terms with Everton.

Now both sides need to agree on a fee – and that’s the sticking point, with disputes over bonus payments blocking the conclusion of the deal.

An initial transfer fee of €35m has been agreed for the player, but an additional €5m worth of bonus payments are unreasonable in Napoli’s opinion, as picked up by Sport Witness.

The Serie A side feel that bonuses included by Everton in the Allan deal are unrealistic, and they want slightly more achievable targets in order to ensure the additional €5m.

With the transfer window open until 5th October, this one looks almost certain to go ahead – despite continuous setbacks.

Everton chasing Lille defender

The 22-year-old centre back is reported to be Carlo Ancelotti’s prime target in terms of defensive reinforcements, as reported by ESPN.

However, it’s said that Everton will need to pip Manchester United and Napoli to the post for the Brazilian’s signature.

Lille are prepared to sell the defender, and are hoping to pick up around €25m for him should he leave France.

Everton are keen to strengthen at the back, with sporting director Marcel Brands on the hunt for a central defender and a right back this summer.