Real Madrid are in active discussions to bring Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti back to the club to replace Zinedine Zidane.

That’s according to Gianluca di Marzio, who backs up reports from Spain that a deal could be announced today.

Di Marzio reports that an agreement on Ancelotti’s return to the Bernabeu is ‘one step closer’ after negotiations between the two parties.

He covers the recent report from Spanish outlet MARCA, which stated that a deal could be announced today after Madrid made their move for the Everton boss.

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He backs this up, stating that he’s had it ‘confirmed’ to him that the club want the Italian back in the Spanish capital.

According to Di Marzio’s information, the agreement between the parties is ‘very close’, and an official announcement could be made ‘as early as today’ regarding the move.

That is all he has to offer on the rumour, and like MARCA, fails to make it clear where Everton stand in the whole process.

At this point, it’s not been stated whether they’ve already agreed on compensation with Madrid, or that remains to be sorted.

It seems to be the latter given the lack of information on the subject, and the La Liga giants have actually just reached an agreement with Ancelotti.

That means this probably has some way to run until being confirmed, although what is clear is that Everton are very close to losing their prized manager to his former employers.