Everton are understood to be ‘working’ on a deal to sign Norwich defender Max Aarons this summer with Manchester United and Bayern Munich’s pursuits dwindling.
England U21 international Aarons has had another successful year at Carrow Road, having impressed despite their relegation last season.
The right-back is now being linked with a move to a top club, with Bayern, United and Everton all linked with Aarons in recent weeks.
But it appears that Everton are now leading the way to sign Aarons, following developments from United and Bayern.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Toffees have begun negotiations over a move for Aarons, who is expected to cost around £30m.
That was the stumbling block for Bayern, who reportedly felt the asking price was too steep.
Meanwhile, United, who are expected to find a back-up option to Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, are said to be stalling on a move, leaving the door open for Everton to swoop in.
The news comes amid claims that Ancelotti is set to be significantly backed financially in the upcoming summer transfer window, with owner Farhad Moshiri planning a huge spending spree.
That is according to Football Insider, who hint that there could be a number of new arrivals ahead of next season.
Majority shareholder Moshiri has underwritten massive losses in recent years in order to keep the club looking healthy, and has recently confirmed plans for a new stadium to be developed – which will cost a massive £500million.
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Club chiefs apparently want to back that investment up off the pitch with a sizeable investment on it.
Ancelotti will apparently have the freedom to oversee a £100m squad overhaul in the upcoming window.
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