Carlo Ancelotti targets Ciro Immobile as part of transfer demands at Everton

special- Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has sought major support from the club’s hierarchy in the transfer market if he wants to keep him at Goodison Park long-term.

Ancelotti has also called for every transfer within or outside the club to build a squad to meet his and the club’s ambitions.

Everton finished 12th in the Premier League in 2019/20/Catherine Iwell/Getty Images

Among the 61-year-old’s top targets this summer is Lazio striker Ciro Immobile, who has scored 34 goals in the Serie A season with two games remaining to reach 40 in all competitions for the second time in the last three years.

Ancelotti, a three-time Champions League-winning coach with Milan and Real Madrid, was persuaded to take the Everton job in December by big plans and ambitions presented by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, whose Joining the Toffees since 2016 has cost a fortune. The transfer, however, has yielded little benefit so far.

The 2019/20 season saw Everton return to the bottom of the table with a disappointing 12th place finish and 90 minutes on notice that Ancelotti now sees the task as bigger than he first thought. He thought when he accepted the job just seven months later in August

Ancelotti is keen on Lazio striker Ciro Immobile/Marco Rossi/Getty Images

Ancelotti has already made it clear to Moshiri that big spending is needed. The aforementioned Immobile is a target, but the Italian would need more than £50m to prize him away from Lazio and the 30-year-old is not the only player Ancelotti wants to bring.

Everton’s structure has seen director of football Marcel Brands oversee recruitment in recent seasons, but Ancelotti has called for more involvement in who comes and goes. Moshiri has accepted this and has already informed the brands that the matter will go ahead.

Moshiri is also willing to fund a move to support Ancelotti this summer on the condition that the former Chelsea boss turns the investment into a top-six side – Everton last finished in the top six when Roberto Martinez led the team to fifth place in 2013/14. A negative net expense.

Farhad Moshiri tells Ancelotti more about the transfer/Chris Brunskill/Fantasta/Getty Images

A source confirmed to 90 Minutes, “Farhad has big plans and Ancelotti is at the heart of everything he wants to do, so when he asked to join, it was inevitable and logical that he Will agree to that.”

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