Everton head coach Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly instructed the Toffees hierarchy to try to bring Davide Frattesi to Goodison Park, according to ForzaRoma.
Frattesi currently plies his trade for Italian second-tier outfit Empoli, on loan from Serie A side Sassuolo, but along with Everton, the 20-year-old has been linked with Roma and Juventus.
Interestingly, Frattesi came through the ranks at Roma but the club sold him to Sassuolo in 2017, a decision which the Giallorossi now want to reverse, according to ForzaRoma.
However, they look set for a big battle, the Italian outlet saying Ancelotti has told the Everton scouts to keep an eye on Frattesi ahead of the summer transfer window.
And that’s even before mentioning the reported interest from Juventus, Italy’s dominant side from 2012 onwards, with eight Scudetto titles in a row and challenging for a ninth.
Despite plying his trade for a Serie B club and being on the books of a modest Serie A outfit, Frattesi has already shown he’s a cut above, with potential to become a world class player.
Indeed, Roma reportedly think Frattesi is the heir to Daniele De Rossi, a Giallorossi legend previously described by Roberto Mancini as “a top player, one of those few players who can get into the very best teams in the world. He’s a complete midfielder, with class and experience.” (ESPN)
However, Everton will be hoping the prospect of learning from Ancelotti, one of the greatest Italian managers in history, could help convince Frattini to pick Goodison Park instead.