EVERTON boss Rafa Benitez is set to raid his former club Newcastle as he eyes up a move for Allan Saint-Maximin.
The Spanish manager was loved by the Geordie fans on Tyneside but left after failing to receive the financial backing of owner Mike Ashley.
But now Benitez's relationship with the Newcastle supporters could become fractured as he looks to take one of their best players away from St James' Park.
Saint-Maximin joined Newcastle just after Benitez left the North East outfit in 2019 and has impressed in a black and white shirt.
The 24-year-old's skill, trickery and technique have endeared him to the fans.
He has also chipped in with seven goals in 56 appearances for the club.
The Frenchman penned a new six-year deal with Newcastle back in October as the club looked to fend off outside interest.
And, according to The Mirror, the Magpies will not look to sell Saint-Maximin unless the offer is in the region of £60million.
However, that may not phase Everton and Benitez if they lose forward Richarlison this summer.
The 24-year-old Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park for some time and his profile has risen after starring in the Copa America this summer.
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Rumours surrounding his future hit new heights after the shock departure of Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti made the swift decision to re-join Real Madrid, much to the surprise of all those at Everton.
James Rodriguez has also been linked with a move away following Ancelotti's exit.
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