Carlo Ancelotti: Everton boss hints at signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January

Carlo Ancelotti: Everton boss hints at signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January

- Carlo Ancelotti could be turning to former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic to solve scoring problem at Everton

- The Italian boss is hoping his former player can help improve the Toffees scoring chances in the second half of the season

- Ancelotti takes over the Merseyside team after Marco Silva was sacked earlier this month due to poor run of results

Everton's new manager Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly not ruled out a move for former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January.

The Italian born tactician was confirmed as the club's handler by the Toffees last weekend just before their goalless draw against Arsenal last weekend.

Ibrahimovic, who is without a club has now been linked with a move to the Merseyside side when the transfer window opens next month.

If the deal succeeds, both will be reuniting having worked together to win the French League title while at Paris Saint Germain when in the 2012/13 season.

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According to Daily Star, the manager's first point will be to strengthen their attack after struggling for goals in the first half of the campaign.

He is a good friend of mine,” Ancelotti said. “I have trained a lot of fantastic players. “I know he finishes his period in the United States, I don’t know what his idea is.

I have to call him, maybe I call him. “If he wants to come to Liverpool to enjoy he can come - but not to play!”

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The former Chelsea boss revealed he was considering signing his former player while in Italy before Napoli showed the exit doors.

I’ll call him tonight and say we’re waiting!’ Ancelotti joked when he was in charge at Napoli back in October. “I have a great deal of affection for him, I saw he scored 29 goals in 30 MLS games.

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Tomorrow, after I’ve called him, I’ll let you know how it went!”

Ancelotti also spoke about Moise Kean saying the Toffees beat him to the signing of the striker in the summer.

The youngster has not been able to find his bearing since he moved to Goodison Park few months back despite his exploits with Juventus last season.

I tried to sign him before he signed for Everton,” Ancelotti said on. “He is a fantastic player, we have to remember he is only 19. We have to wait and work with him. He has a top-quality.” earlier reported Premier League side Everton have named former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach following the exit of ex-boss Marco Silva.

Carlo Ancelotti has signed a deal that will run until the year 2024 at Goodison Park and will take over from caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson after EPL tie against Arsenal.

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His appointment is a major coup for Everton who sit 16th in the Premier League table and are three points above the relegation zone.

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