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​Benfica boss Jesus confirms Everton interest in Gremio star Everton Soares

Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has admitted Everton are interested in signing Gremio star Everton Soares.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to the Premier League club in recent months.

Gremio president Romildo Bolzan admitted Carlo Ancelotti admired the 24-year-old.

Jesus is Benfica manager, and is also trying to sign Soares.

"It is true that I called the player," Jesus reportedly told Record.

"He is one of the important targets for Benfica, not only because of his quality – he is a starter for Brazil too.

"There was also interest from Everton and a German team.

"I looked to convince him to come to Benfica, which is a great club, with a national and European project with other great players to attack all competition. I tried to convince him to come work with me."

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