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Everton are ready to use a trump card to beat Chelsea and Tottenham in the coup signing of a highly rated attacker, according to reports.
The private letter of use in your package is James Rodríguez. Since Carlo Ancelotti’s departure from the club, the Colombian has been in limbo. He has distanced himself from the Toffees, so much so that he does not know who they are playing week after week.
Although it has been a major source of frustration for Everton fans, now it could help them land a great acquisition for the summer.
That’s because a deal is being proposed with James’ former club Porto that would see him return and one of his stars will head to Goodison Park.
James has played for two giant European clubs at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But his first move from South America was to the Portuguese side in 2010.
Journalist Paul Joyce He claims that he could be on loan again next season. In exchange, Everton will sign winger Luis Díaz, 24.
Also Colombian, Díaz impressed at this summer’s Copa América. He finished as the top scorer alongside Lionel Messi.
Their representatives were reportedly in talks with both Chelsea and Tottenham this week.
But Porto really James back, as by Fabrizio Romano. And his agent Jorge Mendes was reportedly in Portugal speaking with the club on Thursday.
This, therefore, places Everton in pole position. Romano says that James will decide if he wants the move soon, which will be a decisive decision.
Diaz has a buyout clause of £ 68 million, but its price is much lower. It has been suggested that with James in the deal, Everton will have to pay £ 21.5 million.
That is according to talkSPORT. They say that if James says no, then a deal is canceled, which would put the London couple back in the picture.
Benítez reveals little to James
In his pre-game press conference today, Everton manager Rafael Benitez was asked about James and teammate Moise Kean.
He gave a very shy answer to the question amid the speculation surrounding both of them.
He said: “We have some players that people know are good players and they are players that people could be talking about.
“There are rumors but as coaches we have to focus on what we have. We have our players here, we have an important game against Brighton and we will try to do everything we can to make sure we are ready. “
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