Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti wants Real Madrid to raid his former club Everton for Brazilian forward Richarlison.
Ancelotti, 62, made an unexpected exit from Goodison Park last month after Los Blancos approached him regarding a return to the Bernabeu hotseat, having led the club to La Decima in his previous spell between 2013 and 2015.
Now, it seems the experienced Italian is ready to rub salt in the wounds of Toffees fans by pursuing Richarlison, 24, who has previously made no secret of his desire to play at the highest level.
Currently leading the line for his nation at the Copa America, a deal is not thought to be imminent but ESPN say the Spanish club will look to see if a deal is possible in the coming days.
Funds could be an issue for Real, who have racked up big bills on stadium renovation work and will therefore need to raise cash through players departing the club.
And given Everton paid £50million to land Richarlison from Watford in 2018, a significant bid will be required if they are indeed to land their man.
Reds eye Renato
Liverpool are plotting to offer former Swansea flop Renato Sanches another chance in the Premier League.
Former Bayern Munich star Sanches — who is still only 23 — had an unremarkable loan spell with the Swans in 2018, making 12 top-flight appearances as they were relegated to the Championship.
Yet the Portuguese international has revived his promising career with shock French title winners Lille, catching the eye with his performances in the middle of the park.
Now, the Daily Star believe that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to make his move with the German desperate to bring in a direct replacement for Gini Wijnaldum who left Anfield on a free transfer last month.
Sanches has made 59 appearances over the last two seasons for his current club and is renowned for his high-energy style and impressive passing range — both of which are thought to appeal to Klopp.
In other news
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is in talks to land Watford midfielder Will Hughes in a deal that could cost £12m.
Tottenham are preparing a bid for Sassuolo’s Turkish international defender Mert Muldur say the Daily Mail.
The right-back, 22, made two appearances at Euro 2020 and can operate on both flanks comfortably, making him an attractive action to Spurs’ new director of football Fabio Paratici — with West Ham among several other clubs interested.