Brazilian forward Everton close to Napoli move

2020-05-21 03:36:26 GMT2020-05-21 11:36:26(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Gremio and Brazil international forward Everton is close to joining Italian Serie A club Napoli, according to media reports in the South American country.

Everton is negotiating a salary and image rights with Napoli after Gremio agreed in principle to a 25 million-euro transfer fee, Brazilian sports newspaper Lance said on Wednesday.

Contracted to Gremio until 2023, the 24-year-old has also been linked with Arsenal, Everton and Borussia Dortmund.

AC Milan reportedly made a failed 30 million-euro bid for the attacker last August after his impressive performances in Brazil's triumphant 2019 Copa America campaign.

Everton has made 270 first-team appearances for Gremio and scored 69 goals since being promoted from the Porto Alegre club's youth academy in 2014. He has been capped 14 times for Brazil's national team, scoring three goals.