Richarlison: Everton reject Barcelona’s £85m offer

Everton have turned down an offer of €100m (£85m) from Barcelona for Brazilian striker Richarlison.

Everton rejected the offer immediately, unwilling to sell one of their prized assets as they look to strengthen their squad – rather than deplete it.

Richarlison is a long-standing target of Barca’s sporting director Eric Abidal, who enquired about the 22-year-old’s availability last summer but saw those advances knocked back.

Abidal believes Richarlison, who signed a new five-year deal at Everton in December, would complement Luis Suarez’s style of play.

Barca, currently three points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid, are looking for a striker to strengthen their squad after Suarez was ruled out for four months following knee surgery earlier in January.

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