£25 million Everton man rejects the idea of joining Serie A club and reveals intentions

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Everton midfielder Allan was linked with a move to Lazio ahead of next season. However, the Brazilian has given a recent interview where he has revealed his intentions for next summer.

Lazio are planning to please Maurizio Sarri by offering him a new deal till 2025 and bringing in players that can help the Rome club achieve Champions League qualification next season. In midfield, Ruben Loftus-Cheek was considered as a dream signing but the Chelsea man is not keen to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Sarri wouldn’t mind a reunion with Everton midfielder Allan as the Brazilian was considered as an alternative to Loftus-Cheek.

Allan is set to enter the final 12 months of his deal this summer at Everton and speculations around his future are floating in the news. The former Napoli man hasn’t exactly had an impressive season, with the 31 year old struggling with niggles and poor form.

Frank Lampard trusted Fabian Delph over Allan in the relegation fight and when Delph got injured, Andre Gomes was called into the team. Speculation rose over Allan’s future as Everton seem to be scouting the market for a midfielder.

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Everton midfielder Allan to stay at the club

Speaking to Corriere Dello Sport (via The Laziali), Allan revealed that he underwent surgery recently after the Toffees saved themselves from relegation. Subsequently, he addressed the Lazio rumours and confirmed his intentions for next summer.

"Better now. They say that within six weeks I will be fine and will be able to start running normally again. I had to have surgery because the pain in my adductors had become unbearable. As soon as we secured safety with Everton, I went to the operating theatre.I have respect for what is written but no signal has reached me. I think my professional destiny will remain unchanged. I’ll stay at Everton, as far as I know. I’m happy in England, I have the trust of a club I’m proud of, with impressive facilities and to which I owe respect."

This does end all the speculation surrounding Allan’s future. If he is set to stay at Everton, the club hierarchy may soon open talks over his renewal. The Toffees should still go in the market and bring a new holding midfielder as Delph is set to depart as his contract expires.

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Will Allan be a regular starter next season?