Barcelona are stepping up their efforts to move on unwanted players ahead of making key additions to the squad this summer. The club has already sold Gerard Deulofeu and have offers on the table for Yerry Mina and Paulinho, although the objective is to get rid of those Ernesto Valverde doesn't want first. One of those is Paco Alcacer, whose future is up in the air following the failed attempt by the club to sign Antoine Griezmann. Everton are the last team to enquire about Mina, but also asked about Alcacer. They wanted the striker back in January and could bid for him now.
Barcelona's idea is to sell Alcacer if they receive a good offer for him. The objective is to recoup as much of the €30m they invested in him two seasons ago. Alcacer is well liked in the Premier League and his asking price is within most English sides' budgets. Everton now have all the information they need and must decide whether to make a bid or not.
In fact, Barcelona are set to meet with Alcacer's representatives next week. They are going to examine all the possible options available to the striker and let him know that he isn't part of their plans. In January, Alcacer refused to leave Barcelona. For the player it's important he choses another promising project and one where he doesn't need to reduce his wage. Everton, for now, have shown their interest in him.