Carlo Ancelotti has publicly told any unhappy players at Everton that they can leave the club this summer, as he grows tired of the team's 'double-face'.
The Toffees suffered a ninth home league defeat at the weekend when they were beaten 1-0 by already relegated Sheffield United, and another defeat to Wolves on Wednesday would see them attain a rather unwanted club record of most home defeats in a season.
Ancelotti revealed in his pre-match press conference, via The Guardian, ahead of the Wolves game that he had recently addressed the squad and made it clear that anyone who wants to leave is welcome to.
The former Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid manager was asked directly about the future of Italian striker Moise Kean, currently on loan at PSG, and he was very clear on his thoughts.
"Absolutely not [keep him against his wishes]. If he wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain the only way is to find a deal with Paris Saint-Germain. I don’t want to have players here who are unhappy and if there are some players that are not happy to stay here they can ask to leave. I want to have players that want to stay at Everton and feel part of this project.
“That is for all the players. There is no player I can force to stay here. But I told them this recently. They know. They know. If someone is not happy they have to leave. An unhappy player is not going to be a good part in this project.”
The 61-year-old also revealed he was unhappy with his squad's commitment in the defeat to the Blades and wants a reaction in the next game.
"I don’t want to nominate players but most of them, the commitment for the game was absolutely not good. It was unacceptable because the game was so important. I hope for a reaction tomorrow.”
It's unclear exactly who, if anyone, at the club is unhappy and looking for a move. But what is clear is that Ancelotti and Everton will not stand in anyone's way as they look to launch an assault on European football next season with an improved squad, and with fans back in the stands.