Report: Club tell Spurs they are too late with their enquiry for transfer target

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have left it too late in their rumoured interest in Napoli’s Allan.

Italian journalist Ciro Venerato revealed to Calcio Napoli 24 Live that Spurs had made an enquiry to the Serie A side for the Brazilian midfielder only to be told that he is on his way to Everton.

Atletico Madrid and West Ham are also said to have been informed that they have missed out on the 29-year-old who is said to be keen to be reunited with Carlo Ancelotti, who managed him during their time together in Naples.

Allan has been at Napoli for the past five years after joining from fellow Italian outfit Udinese.

While the deal has not yet been completed, it is expected to go through within the first ten days in September which will make him a Toffee before they travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the Premier League opener on September 12th.

“Allan to Everton? Napoli asked for €30m plus €5m linked to bonuses,” Venerato told Calcio Napoli 24 Live.

“There could be a discount on the instalments or on the achievements of bonuses, which could be more difficult.

“In the first ten days of September, Allan will become an Everton player: it is on the player’s contract, we are at €3.5m plus half a million linked to bonuses.

“It is an operation that will be done, details on bonuses and commissions are filed.

“I get word that Napoli has already communicated to Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and West Ham that the player will go to Everton.”

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