The Toffees boss says he is not in the market for another shot-stopper this summer, but German giants are keen on the Poland international
Carlo Ancelotti has sought to distance Everton from talk of a move for Wojciech Szczesny being made, but Goal has learned that Borussia Dortmund are asking about the Juventus goalkeeper.
The Poland international is seeing questions asked of his future in Turin after four years with the Bianconeri.
A return to England has been speculated on for the former Arsenal keeper, but Ancelotti is happy with his options between the sticks and has no intention of lodging a bid for an experienced 31-year-old with three Serie A titles to his name.
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What has been said?
Quizzed on the Szczesny rumours by Corriere dello Sport, Ancelotti said: “I already have a goalkeeper and it is Jordan Pickford.
“Now I only think about West Ham, if we beat them on Sunday we can qualify for Europe. If we lose we are out, luckily we play in London.”
Where could Szczesny end up?
Juventus have their first-choice keeper tied to a contract through to the summer of 2024.
They are, however, seeing a move for Gianluigi Donnarumma mooted as Italy’s number one approaches the end of his deal at domestic rivals AC Milan.
If the talented 22-year-old were to link up with Juve, then the path would be cleared for Szczesny to head elsewhere.
With that in mind, Goal and SPOX have learned of discussions taking place with Dortmund representatives, however, the chances of a switch to Germany being made are considered to be slim.
With Dortmund struggling to secure Champions League qualification, Szczesny’s lucrative contract is well beyond their means.
The ex-Gunners star is also reluctant to sever ties with Juve after enjoying so much success with them and earning his place as successor to Gianluigi Buffon.
Losing his place to Donnarumma could alter that stance, but for now it appears that possible routes to the Premier League and Bundesliga are being shut off – with Tottenham another side to have been ruled out of the running.
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