Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has declared his admiration for Everton attacker James Rodriguez. James played for Ancelotti in his previous spell as Real Madrid coach, as well as Bayern Munich and last season at Goodison Park. The Colombia international is now being linked with Ancelotti's former club AC Milan.
Michael Ball insists that Everton need to appoint a manager who is in it for the long haul amid their chaotic hunt for a new boss. The Toffees have yet to appoint a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, who has left to join Real Madrid. They have been linked with a number of new managers, notably the former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez.
Timo Werner’s agent insists he will stay at Chelsea despite being linked with a summer move away from Stamford Bridge and even emerging as a shock target for Real Madrid. Germany international Werner endured a mixed first season at Chelsea, struggling in front of goal with just 12 goals in 52 club appearances but helping Thomas Tuchel’s side win the Champions League.
Real Madrid have no intention of selling Marcelo this summer. The Brazilian defender remains a part of new manager Carlo Ancelotti's plans going into the 2021-22 campaign. The 33-year-old left-back has been with Los Blancos since 2007 and remains a stalwart at the club. He has won five La Liga titles, four Champions League crowns and four Club World Cups.
Dean Windass believes that if Carlo Ancelotti wants James Rodriguez at Real Madrid, then the Colombian would be on the next flight out to the Spanish capital. Ancelotti spent last summer convincing Rodriguez to swap Madrid for Everton following his struggles at the club for the best part of six seasons, although two of those were spent at Bayern Munich.
Former Everton striker Marcus Bent believes that Rafa Benitez would prove a success at the club, but doesn’t think he’s the right fit for the Merseysiders. It’s been more than a month since Carlo Ancelotti swapped Goodison Park for the Bernabeu, with Everton yet to find a replacement despite talks with several candidates.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he hasn't read Zinedine Zizou's farewell letter, even going as far as saying he doesn't believe the Frenchman wrote it. Carlo Ancelotti has since been rehired by Perez, with the Italian starting work on rebuilding a team that failed to win a single trophy in the 2020/21 season.
Marcelo is reportedly set to stay with Real Madrid ahead of next season, according to a tweet from Fabrizio Romano. Real Madrid have never been intentioned to sell Marcelo. He’s staying and he’s considered a key player for Ancelotti’s team, the board never had any doubt.
Rafa Benitez is edging closer to being confirmed as the new Everton manager following the surprise exit of Carlo Ancelotti at the beginning of June Everton are edging closer to announcing Rafa Benitez as their fifth new manager in as many years. The Blues have been on the hunt for a new boss since the beginning of the month, with Carlo Ancelotti shocking the club and confirming a surprise return to Real Madrid.
Latest Aston Villa transfer news brings you up to speed with the Lions' chase for Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe this summer with a second bid reportedly in the offing Aston Villa's chances of signing Emile Smith Rowe have become harder. The odds of Villa signing the Arsenal starlet were already extremely remote but the news that Martin Odegaard wants to remain at Real Madrid will have made Mikel Arteta all the more determined to keep hold of Smith Rowe.
To cut Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright some slack, they have been dealt with a situation they never expected to walk into. Carlo Ancelotti unexpectedly left Everton three weeks ago and while they were planning their recruitment for the summer ahead, they are now wasting precious time in having to find a new manager as well.
New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has been overruled in his plans for Raphael Varane. With skipper Sergio Ramos' departure now confirmed, Ancelotti had wanted to keep hold of Varane, despite his unwillingness to consider new contract talks. But Gazzetta dello Sport says Ancelotti has been told to forget it as Varane will remain up for sale with his deal about to enter it's final 12 months.
Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Martin Odegaard after Real Madrid told the Norwegian to report for pre-season training next month. Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan at Arsenal and impressed so much that the club want to sign him permanently this summer.
Martin Odegaard delivers huge transfer blow to Arsenal after insisting Real Madrid 'have been clear' they would like him to return following loan spell in north London... admitting it is his 'dream' to succeed at LaLiga giants
Martin Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan at Arsenal The 22-year-old had become frustrated with a lack of minutes at Real Madrid But Zinedine Zidane has now been replaced by the returning Carlo Ancelotti The Norwegian has delivered a blow to Mikel Arteta who was keen to keep him
at Everton as the Champions League winning boss looks to rebuild his new squad at Real Madrid James Rodriguez is said to be 'ready to leave' Everton following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti - and has reportedly been 'offered' to a string of European clubs this summer. The Colombia international playmaker showed glimpses of his true quality after moving to Goodison Park last summer, managing six goals and five assists across 21 Premier League starts.
What the papers say Manchester United have made Borussia Dortmund an offer for Jadon Sancho, reports the Sun. The paper says the Old Trafford club have bid £72million for the England winger, but they are prepared to pay as much as £80m. United have spent more than a year pursuing the 21-year-old, who was a youth player with rivals Manchester City, and are reportedly confident they are close to getting their man.
Marcus Bent doesn’t think that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the type to demand a transfer, but fears that Everton might lose the striker this summer. The 24-year-old is on the back of the best goalscoring season of his career, which has led to uncertainty surrounding his Goodison Park future.
Real Madrid have rejected Ferland Mendy's request for a pay-rise. Marca says with 42 appearances in all competitions, he has become one of the first names on the team sheet and now the Frenchman has asked for a pay rise to reflect his performances and the number of matches he has played.