Carlo Ancelotti on Everton’s pursuit of Fikayo Tomori

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to transfer speculation linking Everton with a move for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.

Ancelotti only have two fit defenders Michael Keane and Yerry Mina, with Mason Holgate and Branthwaite out injured.

The Italian is reportedly interested in signing Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori, who is also attracting interest from French club Rennes.

Asked about Everton’s interest in signing another defender, Ancelotti said: “Holgate is out and Jarrad we don’t know his injury and how bad it is, we have to look tomorrow.

“There is a possibility to find a centre-back and I think we have to.

“The Holgate update is that he doesn’t need the surgery so maybe he can recover earlier than normal but I think we can manage until Mason comes back with three centre-backs no problem.”

“I am not talking about players that are not here,” was his response when asked about Tomori.

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