Carlo Ancelotti ‘calls Everton star Richarlison to discuss a move to Real Madrid’ as he considers raiding his former club after making a shock return to the Spanish giants this summer
- Carlo Ancelotti swapped Everton for a return to Real Madrid earlier this summer
- The Italian led the Toffees to tenth-place with Richarlison scoring 13 goals
- Ancelotti has called Richarlison over a move to Madrid this summer, say reports
- The talks are reportedly in early stages as Richarlison is on international duty
Carlo Ancelotti has called Everton winger Richarlison to discuss a potential move for the Brazilian winger to Real Madrid, according to reports.
The Italian manager coached Richarlison at Goodison Park for 18 months before swapping Merseyside for a shock return to former club Real earlier this summer.
The Brazilian winger scored 13 goals for the Toffees last season in his only full season playing under Ancelotti, though Everton only managed a 10th-placed finish.
Carlo Ancelotti (left) has called Richarlison (right) about a move to Real Madrid, say reports
Ancelotti swapped Merseyside for a return to Madrid after six years away from the club
And according to Goal, Ancelotti is keen to reunite with Richarlison this summer but talks are only in their early stages as the winger is currently on international duty with Brazil ahead of their Copa America final with Argentina on Sunday.
The report also says the conversation could develop into an official offer to Everton in the coming weeks, as the call between the pair happened recently.
Richarlison has played a crucial role in El Selecao’s route to the final, starting all but one of their matches in the tournament this summer, scoring one and assisting another in the 4-0 group stage win over Peru.
Richarlison scored 13 goals for the Toffees last season under Ancelotti’s management
The 24-year-old then started as a central striker in their semi-final victory over the Peruvians on Monday which earned them a spot in the final.
Richarlison has also been called up to Brazil’s squad for the Olympic Games and if he plays in the summer event then he is likely to miss the start of the new season, whoever he ends up playing for come August.
However, clubs can refuse to release their players for the Olympics as they’re not considered to be part of the official football calendar
The 24-year-old is currently away on international duty with Brazil at the Copa America
The Brazilian has scored 42 times for Everton since he joined the club in a £50million deal from Watford in 2018.
Ancelotti was also linked with a £50million move for Everton manager Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is currently away on international duty with England at Euro 2020.
The Italian is set to embark on his first season back in the Real dugout since leaving in 2015, having led Los Blancos to the Copa del Rey and Champions League titles the year before.
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