Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring three big-name star to Everton, while Chelsea have lined-up an alternative strike option to Moussa Dembele, according to Friday’s European press.
ANCELOTTI TARGETS THREE BIG EVERTON SIGNINGS
Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wants to sign Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot for Everton.
The Toffees turned to the veteran Italian boss after a disappointing first half of the new campaign and their form has seen an immediate uplift.
But the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has already told the Goodison Park hierarchy that he needs to strengthen in January and funds are expected to be made available to do just that.
According to Tuttosport, Ancelotti is looking to take advantage of the unrest at his old club Napoli by snatching striker Insigne, while Juve star Rabiot has struggled for game time in Turin and could also be up for grabs.
James Rodriguez is also a player who could be on the move in January, having failed to win over Zinedine Zidane since his return to the Bernabeu after a loan stint at Bayern Munich.
Whilst these might seem unrealistic names for a club sitting 11th in the Premier League, Ancelotti hopes that his reputation alone and the lure of playing in England will be enough to convince any big names to head to Merseyside.
AND THE REST
Real Madrid have identified Liverpool forward Sadio Mane as their prime summer transfer target for next summer (Le10sport)
Arsenal lead the race to sign Juventus centre back Merih Demiral. The Gunners hope a £42.5m bid will beat interest from Manchester United, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Schalke (Fotomac)
Inter and Barcelona are continuing in negotiations to transfer midfielder Arturo Vidal this month (Calciomercato)
Roma are reportedly targeting Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz to replace Nikola Kalinic, who has been offered to Newcastle United (Corriere dello Sport)
Barcelona are preparing to beat Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of Dinamo Zagreb star Dani Olmo with a summer move (Mundo Deportivo)
Ajax have ruled out a move for Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen because the 32-year-old is too expensive (De Telegraaf)
Southampton are keen on a deal to land Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu (Football Espana)
Chelsea’s pursuit of Timo Werner will have to be delayed after the forward decided he does not want to leave Red Bull Leipzig until after Euro 2020
Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka is edging closer to joining Napoli (Calciomercato)
PSV are interested in signing AC Milan’s veteran left-back Ricardo Rodriguez in the January transfer window (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Leicester are leading the race for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani (Calciomercato)
Inter Milan are hoping to sign Serie A rivals Cagliari’s midfielder Nahitan Nandez in an exchange for the permanent departure of Radja Nainggolan (Corriere dello Sport)
Spanish second-tier side Almeria are hopeful of signing Palmeiras midfielder Gustavo Scarpa (Marca)
Chelsea could be ready to make a move for CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov after Lyon rejected a bid for Moussa Dembele
Chievo are interested in signing Torino striker Simone Edera in the January transfer window (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Benfica’s faith in new midfield signing Julian Weigl is such that the Portuguese side inserted a massive €100 million (£85m) buyout clause into his contract (Sportbuzzer)
LA Galaxy have announced the signing of former Liverpool star Emiliano Insua from Stuttgart, with the left-back reportedly being allowed to leave the Bundesliga side on a free transfer
Stoke midfielder Peter Etebo is in talks with Spanish side Getafe over a loan move
Genoa are interested in signing Liga MX club America striker Roger Martínez in the January transfer window (Calciomercato)