Everton have reportedly ‘made an approach’ for Internacional youngster Yuri Alberto.
The 20-year-old striker is believed to be hot property following a string of impressive displays in the Brazilian top flight.
Alberto, a compatriot of Allan and Richarlison, is wanted by AC Milan, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Lyon, Napoli and Roma as well as the Toffees.
The report claims that despite an agreement between the 14-cap Brazil youth ace and Milan already being in place, there remains a ‘significant’ difference in the valuations.
Internacional wants an €80million (£67.5million) release clause met in full whilst the Serie A table-toppers are hoping for a reduction in the fee.
Signed from Santos in 2020, Alberto has scored 28 goals and provided five assists in 78 appearances for The Red.
READ EVERTON VERDICT
Valued at £5.4million and under contract in Brazil until 2025 (Transfermarkt), paying the mooted eye-watering release clause would be a huge gamble for the Blues.
Albeit Rafa Benitez’ is in need of additional attacking options, as highlighted by recent injuries to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, spending an astronomical fee on a player untested in Europe is a risk.
Boasting strong attributes in the final third, were Alberto to become available at a more affordable price, Everton should then be involved in the pursuit.