Everton will not let the prospect of a potential takeover pressure them into selling Tottenham target Richarlison for less than what they currently value him at, according to the Telegraph.
The Brazil international is poised to leave the Toffees having cited his desire for a change of club this summer (Goal Brasil).
Spurs have emerged as a heavily interested party, while Arsenal and Chelsea have also reportedly kept firm tabs on the 25-year-old’s situation (UOL).
David Ornstein told The Athletic UK’s YouTube channel that his sources at Everton expect Richarlison to be a Spurs player by the end of the window.
Everton’s dilemma comes alongside rumours noting that the club could be taken over by an American consortium led by former Manchester United and Chelsea chief Peter Kenyon (The Athletic).
But the Telegraph have claimed is not expected to deviate the club’s current £50 million price tag on top asset Richarlison.
It has also been explained that Spurs hold significant interest in completing a transfer, but have not tabled a proposal close to Everton’s valuation.
The Merseyside-based club also intend to assess Chelsea’s position in the pursuit by waiting to see whether the Blues solidify their interest with a formal bid.
Richarlison emerged as a key figure under Frank Lampard towards the latter stages of last season in the fight against relegation.
He scored 10 times in the Premier League and directly contributed four goals in his final five outings (Transfermarkt) as they retained their status in the top tier.
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Everton appear to be experiencing quite a busy period after managing to retain their Premier League status. The potential takeover is coming at a good time for them but it could make things a little more difficult for Spurs in their pursuit of Richarlison, knowing they will be firm with their valuation.
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