Everton are preparing to monitor the progress of three star Tottenham players ahead of potential January raids for the trio, according to a report.
Football Insider reports that Jose Mourinho has ‘demoted’ Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Paulo Gazzaniga down Spurs’ ranks.
Indeed, speculation linked England midfielder Alli with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the recent transfer window. His Three Lions colleague Winks, meanwhile, admitted that he is finding his role “difficult”.
As for Gazzaniga, the goalkeeper is now third choice behind summer arrival Joe Hart. Gazzaniga played an important role last season amid Hugo Lloris’ injury but that trend has now stopped.
However, Football Insider adds that Everton could look to revitalise the trio’s fortunes in the January window.
After hefty spending in the recent market, the Toffees want to focus on loans and ‘cheap deals’.
And while Alli and Winks could both be available on loan, Everton could pull off Gazzaniga’s permanent signing.
Indeed, the report says that Carlo Ancelotti’s men are in the market for a new goalkeeper after failing to sign Sergio Romero. The Manchester United stopper was a target for a move away, which did not materialise.
However, it remains unclear whether Spurs would sanction loan deals for star players to a Premier League rival.
Everton have ambitions of securing European football this season but the additions of key Spurs talents could instil further confidence in the camp.
Winks has only made nine appearances this season, including only four in the Premier League. Alli, meanwhile, has struggled further with only 66 minutes of top-flight action to his name.
Ancelotti wants Serie A sensation
Reports elsewhere claim that Ancelotti also wants to sign Lazio’s Luis Alberto.
The attacking midfielder has risen to prominence in Serie A after his exit from Liverpool.
What’s more, the Toffees boss reportedly feels convinced about the prowess that Alberto could add to his attack.