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Exclusive: Michael Ball expecting summer clear-out at Everton

Exclusive: Michael Ball expecting summer clear-out at Everton - Everton News

Everton and Carlo Ancelotti will have to get rid of players before they start signing new additions, says former Toffees defender Michael Ball.

Ancelotti hinted earlier this month that the Merseyside club will try to bring in individuals this summer who can help his side play a more attractive brand of football having previously prioritised adding energy to the midfield.

That is likely to include Crystal Palace’s £130,000-a-week talisman Wilfried Zaha, with Goal recently reporting that Everton are keen on bringing the 28-year-old winger to Goodison Park in a potential £40m deal.

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Before such transfers take place, though, Ball is certain that some players currently on the Toffees’ roster will have to go first.

“They know they’re going to have to bring in maybe four or five players,” the ex-Everton full-back exclusively told TT.

“And [with] the financial situation, they know they have to sell players and a lot of players are probably not going to demand the fee, nowhere near [the fee], they’ll be asking for Moise Kean.”

It remains to be seen what exactly Ancelotti will have to work with. But if Everton do end up selling Kean permanently, it does look like the Italian’s transfer budget will be boosted significantly, with the reliable Fabrizio Romano (via GiveMeSport) reporting that the Toffees’ price for the player is around £40m.


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