Everton have reportedly made an offer to sign a player that Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti rates highly and allegedly wants to bring to Goodison Park amid reported interest from Newcastle United.

The Toffees has been linked with Napoli midfielder Allan for some time and, according to Il Mattino, have submitted a £40million bid for the Brazilian, who Area Napoli recently claimed was sought after by the Magpies post-takeover.

However, the Italian outlet claims that Aurelio Di Laurentiis is holding out for a fee in the region of £63million, despite Allan’s days at the San Paolo appearing very much numbered.