Everton eye move for £10m Premier League man

Diogo Dalot celebrates

Carlo Ancelotti has a dream.

He wants Everton back in Europe and competing among some of the best on the continent.

For a team that finished 12th in the Premier League this season, that seems far-fetched.

However, the Italian was weighed down by the poor job Marco Silva had done this term.

Arguably, if the Toffees had begun the 2019/20 campaign with better fortunes, then a top-half finish would have been on the cards.

Now they have someone like Ancelotti at the helm, it should be easier to keep pace with the likes of Wolves and Sheffield United, two teams Everton should be competing for places with.

It's exciting to see what Marcel Brands and the club's manager can conjure up this summer, and already we're seeing some prominent names linked.

Carlo Ancelotti

Perhaps the most eye-catching of names are Leon Bailey and Thomas Lemar, two forwards with the world at their feet.

Everton are also looking to improve at full-back with Seamus Coleman no spring chicken and Djibril Sidibe returning to Monaco.

The player in question at the moment is Diogo Dalot.

According to The Star, the Toffees are hoping to sign the Manchester United full-back in a deal worth £10m.

Dalot has become one of the Merseysiders top targets and Ancelotti believes United will let him leave if the price is right. 

The former Porto man moved to England two years ago but has struggled to make the grade at Old Trafford.

Diogo Dalot and Sergio Romero

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

The United Kingdom may have spent the last few months in lockdown and in isolation, but it feels like the Portuguese has endured the last two years in that exact scenario. 

Alienated from the side, he didn't kick on under Jose Mourinho or under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Since moving from Porto, the 21-year-old has played a total of 34 times, although just 13 of those appearances have been starts in the Premier League.

For someone Mourinho thought of as the "best full-back in Europe" for his age, he has flopped.

The Tottenham manager rates him highly, describing him as "extremely talented", before explaining that he could become United's new Gary Neville, staying at the club for over ten years.

Diogo Dalot and Fred

For a player the Man United twitter account labelled "immense" after a man of the match display versus Fulham, that looks like a really poor piece of judgement.

If Dalot joins Everton then he will have spent just two years at Old Trafford.

That being said, it would be a move that suits all parties. The wing-back is low down in the pecking order and Everton need someone to play on the right-hand side.

Dalot is someone that needs to be nurtured carefully but there is potential there - it's easy to forget just how young he is. 

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