Everton could reportedly start negotiating a deal for FC Porto winger Luis Diaz at around the £42.5million mark. 

The Toffees were linked with the mercurial Columbian over the summer but a deal failed to materialise. 

Those links haven’t gone away however and fresh reports continue to emerge as Diaz enjoys a bright start to the 2021/22 season. 

The latest report from Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, as cited by Sport Witness on Twitter, has claimed that Porto are now willing to drop their demands for the 24-year-old. 

Initially, it appeared as though the Dragons were holding out for the 26-cap star’s €80million (£68million) release clause with ‘many’ clubs believed to be interested. 

This season, the forward described as ‘excellent’ by Juan Cuadrado, has scored six and provided one assist in eight Primeira Liga appearances. 

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The bargain captures of Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend in the summer should’ve left money in the coffers for this deal to be a reality. 

Predominantly a left-sided attacking midfielder, Diaz possesses an array of impressive attacking attributes that would light up Goodison Park on any given occasion. 

With end product seemingly no issue either, Everton should be seriously considering a big-money swoop for the £22.5million valued Columbian.