According to reports in Sportsmail, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met with Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright for dinner at Scott’s in London on Monday evening, and the deal to bring the Brazilian international to north London was part of the discussions between the two club chiefs.
The deal for Richarlison will reportedly include various Tottenham players who will be used as potential makeweights. One player who has been mentioned as a makeweight is Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn. The former PSV attacker was considered by Everton earlier in the window, but he has expressed a preference to join Ajax or another Champions League side.
There have also been proposals to include Harry Winks in the deal. But such proposals have been dismissed, with Winks still a part of Antonio Conte’s plans at the club.
Conte is looking to quickly add to his squad to make him ready for the coming season.
The former Inter Milan boss has already brought in Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and is looking to add attacking depth to what was at times a stretched squad last season.
Signing Richarlison would boost the available options, with the Brazilian international able to operate out wide or up front comfortably. He would also provide competition in attacking areas as well as deputise for Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Everton are willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old to raise capital through player purchase.
Richarlison has made 152 appearances for Everton since joining from Watford in 2018 for £40m, scoring 53 goals.