Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to take advantage of his relationship with Real Madrid chief Florentino Pérez to sign Brahim Díaz in the January transfer window.

That’s according to Defensa Central, who claim that Madrid are planning to tell the youngster to leave on loan in search of playing time.

Díaz joined Madrid in a £15.3m deal from Manchester City last January but, despite impressing in bursts, has struggled to nail down a spot in Zinedine Zidane’s squad.

This season he has managed just four appearances and 40 minutes of football in total, and according to Defensa Central, the club are planning a ‘decisive meeting’ in the coming days.

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They will tell the player and his agent that he should head out on loan in January to get the minutes he needs and that has alerted Ancelotti.

The Everton boss is ‘key’ to Díaz’s future and is looking to take advantage of his relationship with Pérez to secure a loan deal until the end of the season.

Such an offer would be welcomed by Madrid as Díaz would ‘have minutes in a very competitive league’ and would also ‘perform perfectly’ because he grew up at Manchester City.

Madrid view a move to Everton as the ideal opportunity for Dīaz to continue his development, but it seems the player is not keen on the move.

He does not fancy a return to England and is ‘confident’ he will get his chances at Real Madrid having gotten minutes last year.

That would apparently rule out Everton’s chances but, should Madrid make it clear he’s not in their plans, perhaps his opinion could change.