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Report: Carlo Ancelotti Eyeing Move For Former Liverpool Defender

Report: Carlo Ancelotti Eyeing Move For Former Liverpool Defender

Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to make some major additions at Everton over the next few transfer windows, with the Italian no doubt promised major funds as they attempt to overhaul the squad.

The Merseyside club will be linked with a number of big names in the coming months but such transfers can be difficult to pull off. In the meantime, there are areas of the squad that need immediate addressing.

The defence is a particular area of concern, with the likes of Yerry Mina and Michael Keane failing to display much form this season. That has made a move for a central defender in January likely, even if it is only a short-term deal.

Everton have been linked with one player today, but it is unlikely to inspire hope in the club's supporters.

Blog Cagliari Calcio report that Carlo Ancelotti has identified Ragnar Klavan as a possible target this month. The Estonian international will be familiar to Premier League fans having spent two seasons at Liverpool.

He left Anfield to join Cagliari in the summer of 2018 for a fee of around £2million, where he still plies his trade.

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It is reported that Ancelotti himself is keen on the signing, although no contact has been made with his club as of yet. At 34-years old, Klavan would be a cheap option to fill a gap until the end of the season.

While he was no world beater at Liverpool, he was still a solid contributor. He made 39 appearances over two seasons, including two brief cameos in the Champions League semi-final win over Roma.

It is uncertain how Everton would receive a former Red at Goodison Park, but it is a divide that has been crossed in the past. Sander Westerveld was the last player to line out for both, making two appearances in a brief loan spell at Everton in 2006 having been number one at Liverpool earlier in the decade.

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Gary Connaughton

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