Carlo Ancelotti is, according to an avalanche of reports, on the verge of becoming Everton manager.

It’s quite possibly the biggest story in Italian football right now, and everyone wants to have their say on it. That includes Calciomercato’s Alberto Cerruti, who claims the manager actually held a strong desire to work for Liverpool.

Cerruti starts his article by stating: “His dream was Liverpool.”

It’s claimed that a few days after Ancelotti left Bayern Munich in 2017 he confided to Italian journalists that being in charge at Anfield was the role he wanted.

Jurgen Klopp was already in position, so the chance wasn’t available.

The Calciomercato writer then goes on to state: ‘Everton is to Liverpool as Torino is to Juventus, the eternal second team of the city and without even the great history of the granata.’

Juventus’ city rivals have a glorious history, with Grande Torino winning five titles in row in the 1940s. That period of success was cut short in 1949 when the entire team was killed in a plane crash.

Everton have a good history too, and perhaps Calciomercato aren’t fully aware of it. The Toffees have nine league titles to Torino’s seven, with both clubs winning their major domestic cup competition five times, and Everton having a European trophy.

Cerruti insinuates Ancelotti has rushed into Everton talks because he feels he has a point to prove after difficulties at Napoli.