Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Ancelotti talks derby, Gabriel, Allan, Kurzawa latest

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We would like to play the derby at home with our supporters, of course. This is an advantage for Liverpool, to play at Goodison Park without our supporters – and that is the same for any team going to play away. We are working to try to overcome this problem and to play a fantastic game,” says Carlo Ancelotti. [EFC]

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Allan will be sold, there are talks with Ancelotti and Berta, sports director of Atletico Madrid,” says Italian journalist Ciro Venerato. [Daily Express via TV Luna]

Blues linked with 27-year-old defender Layvin Kurzawa. [HITC via Le10 Sport]

“Our budget is under pressure. Of course, if that kind of opportunity comes along, it would be fantastic. But you also have to look very realistically at the budget. In principle, he [Stekelenburg] is out of our league,” says SC Heerenveen’s director of football Gerry Hamstra. [Sport Witness via Omrop Fryslan]

Fancy him with the Blues?

“Everton made a proposal to Lille at first, while Napoli made it later. Gabriel likes Napoli as a club and Gennaro Gattuso as a coach. We are waiting for Lille to let us know if they intend to continue [with Gabriel]. [The decision could come] in a few days, but in reality, I can’t say when exactly,” says Gabriel’s agent Fernando Garcia. [Sport Witness via Area Napoli]

Real Madrid face Valencia in La Liga play.

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