‘There is no way he or anyone else can leave’: Carlo Ancelotti warns Chelsea away from Lucas Digne for insisting that Everton NOT have to sell their stars to fund window expenses
- Chelsea loves Everton’s Lucas Digne as an alternative to Ben Chilwell
- Other stars such as Mason Holgate and Richarlison are not affiliated with the club
- But Carlo Ancelotti insists Everton doesn’t have to sell to fund signing in a window
Carlo Ancelotti has warned that Everton will not be pressured to sell one of their star artists while charting his vision for the future.
Lucas Digne, the impressive left back, is on Chelsea’s radar as an alternative to Ben Chilwell of Leicester, while Mason Holgate and Richarlison have all been linked with moves when the transfer window opens.
However, Ancelotti made it clear in the strongest possible terms that Everton’s finances are in order to be competitive in the market – they oversee Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojberg – and he doesn’t need to raise money to make that happen.
Carlo Ancelotti has warned that Everton will not be pressured to sell star artists
Asked if he had one of the top players in mind, Ancelotti said, “No way. There are many rumors at the moment.
“Lucas Digne is an important player for us, so there is no way he or anyone else can leave.”
Hojberg, who was impeached by Southampton after expressing a desire to continue, is on Everton’s radar.
Left back Lucas Digne is on Chelsea’s radar as an alternative to Leicester’s Ben Chilwell
The Dane had left Bayern Munich before Ancelotti worked in Germany and the Italian would not rule out the prospect of moving for him.
“I know Hojbjerg, he’s a good player,” said Ancelotti. “He’s playing for Southampton, so I don’t want to talk about another Premier League player and we’ll be playing against that soon.
“I can give an opinion on him at the end of the season.”