Richarlison has hinted he is ready to leave Everton, saying the club and manager Frank Lampard “know what I want”.
The Brazil forward played a vital role in Everton avoiding relegation from the Premier League this season.
Richarlison scored 10 goals in 30 league appearances, including six from April onwards as the Toffees survived by four points.
However, the 25-year-old has long been linked with a move away from Goodison Park and would appear to be one of the club’s most saleable assets.
Everton are reportedly likely to have to cash in on one of their prized players, given financial restrictions that saw them spend only £1.7million in the transfer window prior to the 2021-22 season.
Strike partner Dominic Calvert-Lewin has also attracted interest, but Richarlison has suggested he could be on his way when the transfer window opens.
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“When we talk about changing clubs, it’s a little bit complicated, due to the history I have there at Everton,” he told reporters while away with Brazil, who he will be hoping to feature for at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“The fans like me a lot. And when there are these talks about changing clubs, I feel that I don’t have anything to say.
“But I made myself clear to the board, I have talked with Lampard as well. He knows what I want.
“So no matter what happens, it won’t disturb me at the national team, it won’t be a problem at the World Cup. I am totally focused on football so, no matter where I am, I will be playing with joy.”
Asked by a reporter if it seemed like he wished to stay at Everton, Richarlison smiled before replying: “We will see, let’s wait until June.
“I am focused here on the national team now and let’s wait this month, then talk with my staff and Everton’s board to see what they will decide.”
Previously the subject of approaches from Barcelona and Manchester United, Richarlison has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Tottenham of late.