Atletico Madrid are ready to make an offer worth €40m for Napoli midfielder Allan, claims Marca, so Everton have to up their bid or miss out.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Atleti are prepared to meet the asking price for the Brazilian and he is enthusiastic about the transfer to Spain too.
Everton and former Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti had gone up to €38m including various bonuses, as claimed by Il Mattino newspaper, but that is not enough to convince the Partenopei.
The 29-year-old has been in Italy since 2012 at Udinese and then Napoli, under contract until 2023, but has fallen down the pecking order under Gennaro Gattuso.
Allan had been on the verge of a transfer to PSG 18 months ago, but holding out for a €50m fee saw the move collapse, and his relationship with the club never really recovered.
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