Carlo Ancelotti and Everton are targeting Napoli outcasts Allan and Hirving Lozano for this summer, but face competition from Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia.
The coach was fired at the Stadio San Paolo in December and within days had secured a new job with the Toffees in the Premier League.
He has since then been repeatedly linked with swoops for Partenopei players, including Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, the more realistic targets for the summer are two men who look to be on their way out anyway.
Allan had already been close to Paris Saint-Germain for €80m last year, but President Aurelio De Laurentiis refused to let the midfielder leave.
That prompted a breakdown in his rapport with the club and Allan is gradually being phased out by coach Gennaro Gattuso.
As for Lozano, the Mexico international became Napoli’s most expensive ever signing last summer at €38m from PSV Eindhoven, but has struggled for any regular playing time.
He scored three goals with two assists in 23 competitive games this season, many of them off the bench.
‘Chucky’ Lozano was signed to fit with Ancelotti’s 4-4-2 formation and found himself pushed out when Gattuso switched to a 4-3-3.
The Corriere dello Sport claims Napoli want €40m to part with the 24-year-old, whereas Everton are so far offering closer to €20m.
Spanish papers suggest Everton face competition for both Allan and Lozano from Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia.
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