Ancelotti clears path for duo signed in 2019 to leave in 11-man Everton cull

Date published: Wednesday 16th September 2020 11:28 - Samuel Bannister

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Everton are turning their attention to player sales after a high-spending summer – and two players are at the top of their hitlist.

Carlo Ancelotti has brought in James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure to bolster his ranks at Goodison Park in recent weeks.

While Rodriguez arrived for free, Allan and Doucoure cost upwards of £40m between them. Therefore, Everton now need to balance the books.

According to the Mirror, Everton have outlined a long list of players they are willing to cash in on before the transfer window closes. And it includes two forwards they signed last summer – Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi.

Kean arrived for big money from Juventus, while Iwobi made the switch from fellow Premier League side Arsenal.

However, neither had the desired impact. The pair managed just two goals each.

Therefore, Everton could show them the exit door to cut their losses before their value diminishes further. Both players still possess decent market values, but another poor season could see their price tags slump.

Kean still has plenty of admirers back in his native Italy, where he previously played for Hellas Verona and Juventus.


More to depart to make room for two loans

Ancelotti is also willing to sell Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard and Theo Walcott. He would also part company with Cenk Tosun if the striker wasn’t injured, thus hampering his chances of an exit.

Everton are also likely to get rid of four players who spent last season out on loan: Mo Besic, Sandro Ramirez, Matthew Pennington and Yannick Bolasie. However, it is not yet clear if there is any interest in those players.

The Toffees could also loan out Beni Baningime to give him more first team experience elsewhere.

The Mirror add that Everton could still make further signings before the transfer window closes, but they would be most likely to explore loan deals.

Fikayo Tomori and Hirving Lozano are two of the players on their radar. Tomori has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea, and Ancelotti has signed Lozano before, for Napoli last year.

However, a bit like some of Everton’s 2019 transfers, Lozano did not hit the heights expected of him in Serie A, so could reunite with Ancelotti for a second chance.

As for Tomori, a number of clubs are circling for his signature. West Ham have been linked, while Rennes are also considering a move.


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