The Rossoneri sealed a switch for Brazilian international Paqueta in a €35 million transfer from Flamengo, in a deal that will see the Rio de Janeiro club receive payment in a series of instalments.
Footballnews24.it report that Milan’s new CEO Ivan Gazidis is ready to sanction a similar deal to land highly-rated Everton, who starred in Gremio’s run to the Copa Libertadores semi-finals in 2018.
Sporting director Leonardo has been closely monitoring the 22-year-old and is ready to pounce to see off competition from elsewhere in Europe, but Milan are thought to be keen to break the move down into greater instalments.
Gremio value the left-sided forward at around €40 million, and with fellow attacker Luan being linked with a move to Cruzeiro or Palmeiras, the Tricolor may be more reluctant to part with Everton.
Since breaking into the first team, Everton has scored 44 goals in 195 appearances and helped Gremio to the 2017 Copa Libertadores.