Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was the manager’s No.1 pick but the 24-year-old is keen on a move to Tottenham Hotspur so it looks like the Blues will be disappointed.
A left-back will need to be found to replace Leighton Baines after his retirement and a solution to the team’s right-back situation is needed, with a decision to be made on Jonjoe Kenny.
Ancelotti says he would ask for a new striker, if there was the “need” but at this point it seems unlikely.
The transfer window opened on July 27 and ends on October 5. A separate window, running until October 16, allows Premier League clubs to do business with EFL clubs.
And here we list all the ins, outs, and loans of Everton.
Niels Nkounkou (Marseille) July 1 £ 240,000 (training allowance)
Morgan Schneiderlin (Nice) June 23, £ 2m
Morgan Feeney (published) July 1
Matty Foulds (published) July 1
Alex Denny (published) July 1
Manasse Mampala (published) July 1
Kieran Phillips (released, will later join Huddersfield Town) July 1
Oumar Niasse (published) July 1
Cuco Martina (published) July 1
Luke Garbutt (published) July 1
Fraser Hornby (Stade de Reims) July 2, £ 1.7m
Leighton Baines (retired) July 27
Nathangelo Markelo (FC Twente) July 27, ready for a season
Djibril Sidibe (end of loan, return to AS Monaco) July 27
Maarten Stekelenburg (released, joins Ajax) July 27
Kieran Dowell (Norwich City) July 30, fees withheld
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