Everton are contemplating a move for Felipe Anderson as Carlo Ancelotti prepares to sanction Bernard’s exit from the club, TEAMtalk understands.
The Toffees are in talks with Roma about the Brazilian over a potential swap deal involving Robin Olsen. The towering Swede is currently on loan at Goodison Park.
Everton though want to make Olsen’s move permanent. To facilitate this, they are ready to send Bernard to the Eternal City – where he will be reunited with his former Shakhtar Donetsk Paulo Fonseca.
With Ancelotti freeing up space in his squad that does mean he is looking at other options. And we understand that one of those is Anderson.
Anderson is currently on loan at Porto from West Ham. But he has fallen out with coach Sergio Conceicao and is set to be sent back to London.
Normally that would be it. Under FIFA guidelines, the 27-year-old would have to stay with the Hammers until the season’s end. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, FIFA and UEFA will relax their transfer regulations. Current rules dictate you can’t play for more than two clubs in one season, which Anderson has done having played briefly for the Hammers before moving to Portugal.
Anderson would consider West Ham return
Anderson is open to the prospect of playing for West Ham. However, as it stands David Moyes has little appetite in bringing him back into the fold.
As such, a loan move to a Premier League rival would come under consideration.
Everton are now looking at Anderson as an option with Ancelotti knowing him well from their days in Serie A. However, the Toffees do have a number of options that have been offered to them.
Ancelotti has the final say on all Everton’s moves in the transfer market. It’s also understood that another attacking option is on his radar in the shape of Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik. The two worked together successfully in Naples and is the Pole is out of contract in the summer.