Everton boss Ancelotti plots shock transfer swoop for Man Utd goalkeeper Romero with rivals Leeds also keenAugust 30, 2020
EVERTON boss Carlo Ancelotti is planning a shock swoop for Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, according to reports.
The Toffees boss reportedly wants the Argentine to put pressure on erratic No1 Jordan Pickford.
England international Pickford has made some costly errors this season.
And having reportedly failed to impress Ancelotti, the Italian is looking to bring in Romero as competition, according to the Mirror.
Dean Henderson has signed a new long-term deal at United and wants to fight for the No1 jersey.
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Which leaves four keepers on the books at Old Trafford with David De Gea and Lee Grant also in the squad.
That has left Romero, 33, looking for a way out and Everton could prove the perfect match.
SunSport exclusively revealed how Romero wanted to hold showdown talks with United chiefs after Henderson returned from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
Romero is now likely to be behind the talented England stopper and De Gea in the United pecking order.
His potential availability is likely to spark a transfer scramble, with Leeds also ready to make their move.
But the Whites are also considering moving for Arsenal stopper Emi Martinez.
Despite being a key figure in United's Europa League campaign, Romero was dropped for De Gea in the 2-1 Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla.
It is understood the club will demand around £5million for Romero's services after snapping him up on a free from Sampdoria in July 2015.
Despite the mounting pressure on De Gea, he recently insisted he trusts himself to remain No1.
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He said: "I trust in myself.
"I have shown my qualities all the years. So I will just stay available for the manager.
"I'm always ready to play and try to help the team, as I have always done."
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