Tottenham and Everton continue talks over £60million Richarlison transfer as chairmen meet in London
Talks between Tottenham and Everton continue over Richarlison transfer as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and counterpart Bill Kenwright meet in London to discuss a £60m deal
- Tottenham targets Everton ahead of RIcharlison with talks underway
- Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright in London
- There is talk of a £60m fee as the Spurs try to build attack depth
- Everton may be forced to sell to clear costs for manager Frank Lampard
Tottenham are continuing negotiations over a deal for Everton’s £60million-valued attacker Richarlison.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met close friend and Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright for dinner at Scott’s in London on Monday night.
Several Tottenham players have been named as potential makeweights, although winger Steven Bergwijn, who was previously considered by Everton, has expressed a preference for joining Ajax or another Champions League club.
Proposals regarding Harry Winks have also been rejected.
Richarlison is a prime target for Tottenham this summer and has a £60m price tag
The 25-year-old helped Everton stay in the Premier League last season after a relegation scrap
Spurs manager Antonio Conte is looking to add to his roster quickly and prepare his team well before the close of the transfer window.
He has already brought in Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and is looking to add attacking depth to what was at times a stretched squad last season.
Richarlison’s signing would increase that depth with the Brazil international able to operate comfortably up front or wide.
He could provide competition in attacking areas and as a substitute for Harry Kane, limiting the pressure on Heung Min Son.
Daniel Levy (left) and Bill Kenwright met in London to continue talks over Richarlison’s transfer
Everton are willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old as, despite avoiding relegation last season, their financial situation is still precarious.
They can raise capital through player sales and will try to give manager Frank Lampard as much money as possible to rebuild a competitive side.
In total, Richarlison has made 152 appearances for Everton since he switched from Watford in 2018 for £40 million, scoring 53 goals.