Everton have been linked with a summer move for As Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. The 23-year-old is reported to be on top of the wish list of Carlo Ancelloti. Ancelloti joined Everton in December 2019, and he was said to have made enquiry about the Roma youth product in the winter transfer window, but no deal materialized, and the Toffees are expected to return for the player in the summer.
Ancelloti could deploy him in a similar position at Goodison Park just behind Dominic Calvert Lewin.
Pellegrini, 23, has scored one goal and provided 8 assists in 24 appearances this season.
Cross neighbor rival, Liverpool have made a similar signing from Roma in the past. The Reds signed Alberto Aquilani from Roma in 2009 as a direct replacement for Madrid bound Xabi Alonso. But Ancelloti will hope Pellegrini will have a better impact in Merseyside. Aquilani did not make the Mark at Anfield as injury and poor form marred his stay in Liverpool.