Everton had made progress on a deal to bring Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes to Goodison ahead of the coronavirus crisis and they are also targeting midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
The Blues also want a right winger this summer and have to make a decision on what to do with their right-back options.
The Blues’ brands and scouting squad had already started making plans for this summer before Ancelotti replaced Marco Silva in December, with Gabriel firmly on the club’s radar, but the Italian has been at the heart of the decision-making since his arrival.
“The last word – we have the last word,” he said.
” We both. We both have to agree. ”
When asked if he has a good relationship with brands, Ancelotti replied, “I have a great relationship. We meet, we talk to each other every day.
“We are here, close, our office is really close. ”
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Ancelotti said he was not ready to ‘follow speculation’ related to Everton’s interest in Hojbjerg, but the manager was told it was more than a rumor and the Blues had done so. an offer for the Southampton man.
He said, “Yes, but I’m not the right person to talk about it. I don’t mean players from other teams and I think Hojbjerg is playing for Southampton and not for Everton. “