CARLO ANCELOTTI is set to “convince” Everton to go for Hirving Lozano this summer, with Napoli set to dump the flop forward, according to reports in Italy.
Manchester United had been amongst the many clubs chasing the Mexican ace, 24, last summer, before he joined Napoli from PSV Eindhoven in a £35million deal.
But after a wildly underwhelming 2019-20, Everton are now leading the race for Lozano, with ex-Napoli boss Ancelotti hoping to bring him to the Premier League.
After scoring 21 times in 40 games for PSV last season, Lozano has mustered just THREE goals in 28 outings this term.
And now Napoli are thought to be on the brink of cutting their losses if he fails to show any hint of improvement in the dying embers of this season.
With that in mind, Ancelotti is hoping to “convince” Goodison Park chiefs to rescue him from his Serie A hell, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
The Toffees boss worked with Lozano for three months before he was sacked by Napoli in December.
Another help for Everton is that Marcel Brands – the club’s director of football – is the same man who first brought Lozano to Europe.
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Now, Italian journalist Niccolo Ceccarini says Ancelotti is hoping to link-up with “Chucky” again this summer.
Everton may be forced to spend big, with Napoli hoping to recoup all of the £35m spent last summer.
But the Toffees haven’t been shy in splashing the cash when needed in recent seasons, with Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison all expensive buys from the past few years.
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