Everton transfer rumours: Toffees named as suitors for Barcelona star

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It’s no secret that Everton needs to revamp their midfield this summer and there are plenty of options in the market to do that but who doesn’t like a statement signing, if the Toffees really want a statement signing this summer then signing Gavi would do just that. But, it looks like an impossible task.

A few months ago no one would’ve imagined that Gavi would consider a move elsewhere. A homegrown talent like him really gave the Barcelona fanbase a glimmer of hope in an otherwise underwhelming campaign.

Barca were considering offloading the player in order to help finance their re-build and set a price tag of €40 million for his services. However, they have since been more reluctant to let him leave Camp Nou.

Gavi’s contract expires in 2023 and the club is in talks to renew the player but it appears that the negotiations are getting delayed which has opened the door to the possibility of the player leaving.

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La Masia has been producing world-class talent for decades now, but Barca aren’t in a good financial situation so selling these prospects for some profit isn’t really a bad idea for them at the moment.

Barcelona are in fact also considering selling Frenkie de Jong depending on their economic situation. Manchester United could jump in for De Jong.

The Gavi saga is starting to unfold in similar fashion as his representative, Ivan de la Pena, is understood to be angry with Barcelona president Joan Laporta over comments he made about Gavi’s contract renewal negotiations.

That’s according to TUTTOmercatoWEB, who report that De la Pena was unhappy that Laporta said Gavi’s representatives are dragging out contract negotiations and delaying their decision.

His current deal at the Camp Nou expires in the summer of 2023, he’s not short of suitors in Europe, with several Premier League clubs reportedly interested in him.

Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United are all willing to trigger the midfielder’s €50 million release clause, even Bayern Munich are also interested in activating the release clause. Even though Everton have been mentioned in the list of clubs interested, it seems near impossible for the Toffees to beat clubs like Chelsea and Bayern Munich to Gavi’s signing.

It seems to be unrealistic and perhaps just a rumour mill spinning.

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