Date: 12th June 2022 at 3:55pm
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Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Everton forward Richarlison this summer, according to reports. 

As per The Athletic, the Lilywhites have identified the Brazilian as a target as they look to bolster their offensive ranks.

Richarlison, 25, was crucial to Everton’s late survival push and has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks, including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

According to the report, though, Spurs are ready to make an offer for the Brazil international, but only at what they deem to be the right price.

A fee of £51 million had been widely reported as the highest amount that Spurs would be willing to pay, although Everton are reportedly holding out for more.

It is thought, though, that the Toffees will fail to persuade Spurs to increase their offer beyond that amount, giving those in charge at Goodison Park plenty to think about.

Richarlison scored six goals in his final nine games of the season to help Everton secure safety

The Brazilian scored 11 goals across all competitions this season, taking his tally for Everton to 53 and his Premier League total to 48 from 173 matches for Watford and the Toffees.

Everton boss Frank Lampard will undoubtedly be keen to keep the striker, although he will enter into the final two years of his Goodison Park deal this summer and they may therefore be tempted to cash in on him for a premium price, rather than losing him for free when his contract expires.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte, meanwhile, is intent on bolstering his attacking options, with Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane providing the vast majority of his side’s goals over the past few seasons.

Spurs have already added Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic to their squad ahead of a campaign that will include Champions League football next term, and there is likely to be more new arrivals before the season gets underway.

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