Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wants to bring Napoli midfielder Allan to Goodison Park.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Italian has his sights set on the Brazilian dynamo, whom he obviously worked with at the San Paolo Stadium.
A couple of injuries have seen Allan limited to 20 appearances this season.
The 29-year-old was a key figure under Ancelotti while he was in charge, and now the Toffees boss is insisting he be brought to Merseyside.
In late 2019, The Daily Mail produced a report that suggested the £30m-rated player could be the most likely to leave in January, with the players at loggerheads with the club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis – a matter that’s now been resolved.
Allan and his pregnant wife Thais received some particularly rough treatment from angry fans who sided with De Laurentiis, meaning an exit may be on the cards.
TBR’s view – Allan would be a fantastic Everton signing
Ancelotti bringing in Allan would be a real coup for Everton.
He may be pushing 30, but the South American is a quality central midfield player who loves to be combative and tenacious.
But his abilities don’t just stop at doing the dirty side of the game well; as is the case with a lot of players from Brazil, Allan can turn on the flair when the situation demands, and has respectable technical quality.
If there’s even a hint Napoli will allow him to go then Ancelotti and Marcel Brands have to go all out.