Everton’s chase for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik got a big boost from the Italian media on Monday.

Following reports saying the Toffees are interested in signing the 26-year-old in the summer, one of several clubs thought to be keen, a personal slant from Carlo Ancelotti has been revealed by a friend.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, 1982 World Cup winner Francesco Graziani claimed that the Everton manager has a special appreciation for Milik.

“I think Arek Milik is not a striker for Juventus. To play in a team like the black and white one you must also have important character skills. The striker doesn’t seem to me to be decisive in Europe,” said Francesco Graziani (via Arena Napoli).

“Ancelotti, however, made a confession on Milik. He told me he is the footballer every coach wants to have.”

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Milik is one of a growing number of Serie A players to have his name linked with Everton. A lot of this has to do with the fact that Ancelotti managed Napoli last season, and it’s from that club that most of the rumours have come.

Despite the competition, it’s’s recently been claimed that the Toffees could have the most attractive offer for the striker. The Premier League side would be bidding €30-35m, and although Napoli demand €45-50m, there’s the belief the clubs could reach a deal halfway.