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Report: Club would only consider direct sale of £25.6m-rated Euro 2020 attacker linked with Everton

CSKA Moscow would reportedly only consider selling Nikola Vlasic on a permanent basis, amid links with Everton.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan want Vlasic this summer initially on loan with a future permanent deal. 

However, the report stats Russian club CSKA Moscow are only interested in his direct sale for €30million (£25.6million).

Vlasic previously spent two years on the books at Goodison Park as an Everton player, but failed to impress.

The attacker has since dazzled at CSKA Moscow, which is why he was part of the Croatia squad at Euro 2020 this summer. He scored one goal in his four appearances at the tournament.

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Everton links surfaced in June, as relayed by The Boot Room, linking the Toffees with interest in re-signing the Croatian playmaker. 

He’s a versatile star that operates usually an attacking midfielder in a number 10 position, but can also play in wide positions, too. 

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Everton should give Vlasic second chance

Everton should swallow their pride over Vlasic by admitting they made a mistake selling him. 

His premature exit came after only one full season as a Toffees player because they decided to loan him out in the second year. 

If you look at the current Everton squad, Vlasic could definitely make a difference. 

The 23-year-old can inject some extra quality to Rafael Benitez’s squad.

He scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for last season, so Everton should consider meeting his quoted price tag. 

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