Everton ‘firmly reject’ Spurs player-plus-cash offer including wantaway winger for Richarlison

Date published: Tuesday 28th June 2022 1:36 - Jason Soutar

Everton forward Richarlison celebrates his goal

Everton have rejected an offer from Tottenham including Steven Bergwijn for Brazilian forward Richarlison, according to reports.

Spurs head coach Antonio Conte has identified Richarlison as one of his top summer targets and the club are negotiating a deal with their Premier League rivals.

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They had hoped to include Harry Winks in a deal to sign the 25-year-old due to the Toffees’ interest in the England midfielder.

Chelsea are also believed to be interested in Richarlison, though Spurs are also lining up a move for Leeds United winger Raphinha, who is wanted by Arsenal.

The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday that Everton have ruled out the prospect of the Brazilian and Anthony Gordon moving to north London this summer.

And now The Telegraph have claimed that Spurs have made an offer including Ajax-linked winger Bergwijn for Richarlison.

Their latest offer also included a fee in the region of £20m, but it has been ‘firmly rejected by Everton’.

Despite rumours that Frank Lampard wanted to sign Winks, the report has stated that the Blues manager is not interested.

Spurs are reportedly willing to include Lucas Moura in a deal if Bergwijn does not appeal to the Merseyside club.

In these negotiations, Gordon ‘was not a factor’, with Spurs ‘solely focusing’ on their pursuit of Richarlison.

The north Londoners are more than willing to let Bergwijn leave this summer and have been in negotiations with Ajax over a deal for the Dutch winger since January.

90min reported earlier this month that the two clubs have agreed a fee worth around £20m for the 24-year-old.

However, given the lack of an update since then, and the news that Spurs are looking to include him in a deal for Richarlison, this does not appear to be the case.

During international duty with the Netherlands this month, Bergwijn expressed his desire to move this summer.

“I just need to go play. I want to leave Spurs now, that’s for sure,” he said.

“Is it important that my new club plays in the Champions League? That’s not my top priority. It would be nice, but what’s important is that I’m going to play.

“I wasn’t allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and then I didn’t have any problems. But for the last few months, I was hardly looked after there.

“I want to go and play somewhere weekly. It would be nice if there was clarity soon. My situation now has to be different.”

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