Everton ‘need to raise transfer funds in the next five days’ as Chelsea and Tottenham receive a major boost in their pursuit of £50m-rated Richarlison… who the Toffees may be forced to offload before June 30 due to Financial Fair Play concerns
- Reports suggest that Everton need to raise funds through player sales
- Everton’s battles with financial fair play means Richarlison could be sold
- Chelsea and Tottenham are reported to be interested in the Brazilian forward
Everton must balance their books in the next five days in order to come in line with financial fair play, it has been reported.
Despite avoiding relegation last season, Everton’s financial situation is said to remain precarious and the club might have to raise capital through player sales.
The Athletic report that Everton will look to bring players in after June 30 – the FFP deadline – but in the meantime there could be outgoings in an attempt to balance the books.
Everton could have to sell Richarlison this summer owing to their precarious financial position
Owner Farhad Moshiri’s time at Everton has been characterised by heavy, and often reckless, spending.
In the last three years, Everton have lost an astonishing £372m but, owing to Covid, were adjudged to have just fallen below the Premier League’s £105m loss limit.
Owing to their financial difficulties, it has been suggested that Richarlison could leave the club with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur said to be interested in the player.
The Brazilian is one of the cing lub’s most valuable assets and is believed to want to leave the club this summer in search of pastures new.
The Brazilian scored 11 goals to help keep Everton up in the Premier League last season
Everton’s need to balance the books means they will, according to reports, likely lose one key player before the window shuts on September 1.
The FFP deadline, in addition to the club’s need to bring money in, means that incomings cannot be expected until there are players who have departed the club.
Everton’s financial situation is such that Burnley and Leeds, the Merseyside club’s relegation rivals for much of the past season, deemed it necessary to suggest that they might threaten the Toffees with legal action it.
Thomas Tuchel will look to rebuild his squad this summer as Chelsea’s new owners seek to back their manager
Such news is said to have put the two London giants on red alert with both having identified Richarlison as a primary target this summer.
Chelsea are looking to rebuild their squad under new owners, led by Todd Boehly, as they seek to aid Thomas Tuchel this summer.
Meanwhile, Spurs, who were boosted early in the window by Antonio Conte committing to stay with the club, are looking to bolster their forward line having qualified for the Champions League on the final day of the season.
Antonio Conte will add to his squad this summer after guiding Spurs to the Champions League