Everton ace lined up for big-money Milan move
Everton forward Richarlison is reportedly top of AC Milan's summer wishlist and the Italians have been contact with his agent.
The Rossoneri are reportedly huge fans of the former Watford man and have been keeping a close eye on him since his arrival in England in the summer of 2017.
The 21-year-old has impressed since arriving on Merseyside, scoring his 13th goal of the season at the weekend as Everton thrashed Manchester United.
A report from calciomercato.com claims that Milan are understood to be testing the water when it comes to prising Richarlison away from the Toffees this summer, but have been told any deal will cost in excess of 80million euros.
Milan could hold an ace card in their pursuit of the former Fluminense man if they can secure Champions League football, with Richarlison understood to be eager to play in Europe's top club competition.
Milan's place in next season's Champions League is far from assured, though, as they sit in fourth place, level on points with fifth-placed Atalanta, but were they to qualify it would give them a leg up in negotiations.
Richarlison isn't pushing for a move, having only joined Everton in a £50million deal last year, but his agent has indicated he could be tempted if Milan can put together the right offer.
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