Carlo Ancelotti’s comments highlight scale of Everton’s summer transfer needs


Carlo Ancelotti offered a timely reminder of the full scope of the list of tasks for the transfer of Everton this summer.Les Bleus want to call on a central defender, central midfielder and right winger, while deciding what to do at the right-back.

Everton also need to move as many unwanted players from the club as possible to help free up funds that will allow Ancelotti and director of football Marcel Brands to reinvest in the squad.

But the other element of the Blues window transactions will be deciding what happens to the group of players they have loaned out.

The transfer window opens on July 27 – the day after the last game against Bournemouth – and ends on October 5.

At this point, a second window, until October 16, will give Premier League clubs the opportunity to trade with EFL teams, but not with each other.

UEFA recommends that all leagues close their windows by October 5 and that teams for the Champions League and Europa League campaigns be submitted the next day.

Everton have organized 21 separate loans on both windows this season. Since Brands joined Everton, he has handled over 70 transactions.

The future of some of these people has already been decided with Fraser Hornbysold to Stade de Reims, Luke Garbutt , Morgan Feeney and Kieran Phillips released.

Shani Tarashaj remains on loan with FC Emmen for another season and will then leave Everton for Jonas Lossl will return to the Blues for next season after going to Huddersfield Town in January.

Joao Virgina , for now at least, will be part of the first team’s goalkeeper training after a difficult loan to Reading was put in place early.

Yannick Bolasie says he wants to stay and fight for his future while Mo Besic and Sandro Ramirez will be available again – but Everton cannot guarantee there will be takers.

Lewis Gibson , who spent the second half of the season in Fleetwood Town, is expected to return.

Everton lender Kieran Dowell celebrates after scoring Wigan Athletic’s third goal in Hull City’s 8-0 rout

There are however question marks on many more, including the subform Kieran Dowell .

Ancelotti was asked about the Academy product earlier today, while hosting a pre-match press conference, and said: “He’s doing really well and for a player on loan he’s getting better and better. it’s really good for us.

“We look at his position and all the players on loan at the end of the season and then we will make a decision on everyone.

“We look at the players on loan every week and we have all the details on their performance. ”

Dowell, after scoring a hat-trick for Wigan against Hull City in midweek, scored again for the Latics this afternoon as they drew 2-2 at Charlton Athletic.

The 22-year-old is in the last year of his contract, as are the other loan players Josh Bowler , Callum Connolly , Nathan Broadhead and Matty Pennington .

Everton have to make firm decisions on these players in the coming weeks. Not to mention, finalize a loan for Nathangelo Markelo , with enthusiastic FC Twente, and Dennis Adeniran , for example.

As they do with two senior players who have spent time on loan.

Cenk Tosun The spell at Crystal Palace was interrupted by a season-ending knee injury and with it, quite possibly, any hope that the Eagles activate a £ 20million option to buy him permanently.

Palace also appear determined to reduce the age of their squad this summer and it is not clear whether Tosun, 29, still has pride of place alongside Roy Hodgson and whether they are ready to return to the negotiating table. with Everton.

The other senior player is Jonjoe Kenny .

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Ancelotti told a press conference late last month that talks about his future should also wait until the end of the season.

Kenny impressed on loan with Schalke and although their sporting director said hopes of a second season on loan were turned down because Everton “had other plans for him”, the message conveyed to the 23-year-old has been the same – talks must wait.

He leaves the Blues another busy summer schedule to do their business.

Twelve months ago, the club were involved in 31 transfer deals, permanent or loan. The number this summer, with Hornby and Morgan Schneiderlin sales already confirmed, could be just as high.

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