According to Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia, Everton are interested in trying to sign Napoli midfielder Allan in a deal that would potentially make a real statement on the Blues’ behalf.
Allan is at the peak of his powers at the age of 29 and so this would be a deal, if it happened, that would suggest Carlo Ancelotti is not only looking at the future success of the club, but also trying to get the Blues up the table as of next season.
Certainly, a top player that can play right in the middle of the park, shielding the defence, is usually needed for the most successful teams, and it seems as though Ancelotti wants to bring one in.
The pair will be aware of one another already, thanks to their work together in Serie A and the idea that Ancelotti is going to use his contacts in Italy to help the Blues improve their squad is one that many Toffees can get behind.
Indeed, he’s capable of attracting some top class players and Allan is certainly one in his position on the pitch, with transfermarkt valuing him at £36m.
Of course, we are going to see Ancelotti linked with a lot of players this year as we wait for the summer window and he is going to see a lot of former players touted for a move to link up with him again.
But, some of them will be true, and if Allan is it is potentially one that Blues fans should be pleased about.