Everton are set to revisit their pursuit of Porto winger Yacine Brahimi this summer, according to a report.
The Sun states that after having one bid of £35million turned down last summer, they will try again in the upcoming window with Sam Allardyce said to be in favour of the transfer.
Brahimi has a contract with the Portuguese outfit which expires next summer so may be forced to sell this time around if they are going to make any money out of the attacker.
The Porto winger has ten goals and ten assists in a total of 40 appearances across all competitions.
But the Goodison Park club will face competition for the player’s signature from Roma, Sevilla and Besiktas who are all said to hold an interest in the Algerian.
Football Insider verdict:
Apart from financial rewards, it’s difficult to see what would attract Brahimi to the Toffees. The 28-year-old is already playing Champions League football for the Portuguese outfit and it’s highly unlikely that a switch to the Blues would see him featuring in Europe’s top competition. He’s a massive talent but he should be going to a bigger club than Everton. After having a £35m bid rejected last summer for the player, with his contract due to expire next year, it’s unlikely the Blues will have to stump up a similar fee for the player.
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