Everton boss Marco Silva has responded to rumours linking forward Richarlison with a move to Manchester United, claiming the Reds are interested in his signature.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must prioritise an attacking player in January having being left short in options after the failure to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez this summer.
And according to the Evening Standard, Richarlison is among four attacking targets identified by Solskjaer under consideration for January.
RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Erling Haaland are the other options listed in the report.
However, according to the Guardian, Richarlison is set to sign a new five-year contract to keep him on Merseyside.
Speaking about the interested in his key attacker, Silva said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News:
“I believe it is not just Manchester United, I believe it is some more.
“As a club we have to keep our best players.
“Unfortunately we did not keep one of them in the summer [Idrissa Gana Gueye] but to keep growing and going in the right way we want our most important players, our best players, and we should keep all of them. Then we can keep growing.
“We don’t see other clubs who want to grow selling their best players. That is what we should do.”