Ancelotti eyeing two Tottenham stars but only one likely to join Everton

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly looking to bolster his midfield again in January, with two Tottenham stars on his watch list.

The Toffees added a couple of midfielders over the summer in Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan, but Ancelotti seemingly wants more.

And one place with an abundance of midfield talent is high-flying Spurs.

The Daily Mirror reports that Harry Winks and Dele Alli could move on in January after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho.

The duo are concerned they will miss out on a place at next summer’s Euros without regular game time.

To that end the report adds that the Merseyside outfit will try and take one of them on loan.

Alli appears to be the more likely option, despite PSG’s continued pursuit of the player, while Real Madrid are also keen.

The French giants are expected to launch a fourth bid for the playmaker, after three failed summer offers.

Winks is considered too similar to summer signing Allan, but would certainly provide competition for places.

However, he is unlikely to make the move north unless he gets guarantees over playing time.

With that in mind, Alli could be the player that makes the switch.

The former MK Dons star is hardly featuring for Spurs and would relish the chance of any playing time.

One stumbling block, however, would be whether Daniel Levy would allow either player to join a Premier League rival.

Indeed, reports on Sunday suggest that Winks may follow Dele in seeking a move abroad in the new year.

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Everton still not at Chelsea’s level

Carlo Ancelotti admitted that Everton still have some way to go to reach Chelsea’s level despite beating them as fans returned to Goodison Park – but was “really pleased” with the match.

Ancelotti claimed a 1-0 win against his former employers thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring a penalty which Edouard Mendy had given away.

Everton limited their visitors to not a single shot on target in the second half, as they held on to all three points to end Chelsea’s 17-game unbeaten run.

After the game, Ancelotti praised the spirit shown by his squad and the sacrifices they made for the win.

“I am really pleased in front of our supporters,” he told BT Sport. “We are really happy for them, they have seen a good match from Everton.

“We played well with fantastic spirit. The fans supported us and it is really important to have their support, it is a totally different environment.

“Defensively we did really well. The team sacrificed, that was the target because against the tough teams like Chelsea you have to sacrifice.” Read more…