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‘£65m asking fee’ – South American star ready to snub Arsenal in favour of Chelsea move

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The Sun has claimed that Everton striker Richarlison has informed his club that he is looking to leave this summer and would snub interest from Arsenal in favour of Chelsea, writes the Football Talk.

The 25-year-old had a solid season for the Toffees last time around having scored 10 goals on top of providing five assists. If it was not for his contribution, Everton would likely have been relegated from the Premier League.

However, the South American hitman is now looking for a new challenge with The Sun claiming he has informed Frank Lampard he wants to leave Goodison Park for a top European club this summer.

Arsenal have lost both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang this past season. There is no doubt that Mikel Arteta is looking for a new striker to strengthen his frontline. While Alvaro Morata has emerged as an option for the Gunners, Richarlison could be their priority for the summer.

However, The Sun says the Brazilian international would snub any interest from Arsenal in favour of joining a club in the Champions League with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain believed to be the club in his sights.

Chelsea are expected to be in the market for a new striker with Romelu Lukaku widely tipped to leave Stamford Bridge. The Belgian re-joined Chelsea in a £97.5 million deal last summer but is being linked with a return to Inter Milan after a difficult season.

Richarlison has been touted as a potential replacement and if he stays in the Premier League, a move to west London could be on the cards. The report suggests that Richarlison is valued at £65m so a move wouldn’t break the bank.

Real Madrid are looking to sign a young striker but are not willing to splash out on a big transfer fee. A transfer to PSG is looking unlikely with Mbappe’s decision to renew with the Parisians, so Chelsea could be Richarlison’s most viable option if the Blues formalise their interest.

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