By Alex Stevens
Everton have submitted a £25.5million bid for Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the Portugese club rejected the opening offer from the Merseysiders and are holding out for a fee of £35million.
But it is said that Everton are confident a compromise can be brokered and understand Brahimi is open to a move to Goodison Park.
This comes after reports last week that talks had begun between the Merseysiders and the Portugese club as Ronald Koeman looked to sign another attacking player.
The Mirror report that Brahimi is impressed with the level of Everton’s ambition under new owner Farhad Moshiri and will become the club’s fifth summer signing if a fee can be agreed.
The 26-year-old joined Porto from Granada in 2014 and has caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs with his displays on the left wing.
He has registered 20 goals and 22 assists in 86 appearances for the Portuguese giants and has seven international goals in 28 appearances for Algeria after playing for France’s youth teams during the early stages of his career.
Everton are looking to further add to their squad in the final days of the summer window after signing Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye, Ashley Williams and Yannick Bolasie.
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