Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga was the subject of interest from Everton during the January transfer window, but any possible move is up in the air now.
Frank Lampard was relieved of his duties yesterday after Everton’s defeat by West Ham.
Elanga attracts the attention of a number of clubs, including Borussia Dortmund and Everton.
Fabrizio Romano said earlier this month: “I understand that the players’ side will be open to a move to the Bundesliga, Everton are also interested. The decision is for Manchester United.
Romano later added that Dortmund was the preferred option for the youngster, rather than the Merseyside club, but Everton, who now have no manager, can completely rule out this option.
Finishing second from bottom with 15 points in 20 matches, Everton have struggled all season.
Currently, there is no famous replacement as a coach, and the conditions at the club are far from ideal for the development of a young player.
With time running out in the January transfer window as well, any move for the Swedish player is increasingly unlikely.
Having reportedly played just 602 minutes this season, Elanga was open to a temporary departure in search of more regular playing time.
Nevertheless, to score this season and with only one assist to his credit, the Swedish international had his own difficulties during the campaign, and regular playing time away from the pressure of Manchester United would be useful for his personal development.
But with Sancho’s status still hanging in the air and Facundo Pellistri still failing to break through, Elanga is seen by Eric ten Hag as an important depth option.
As a result, Elanga looks likely to stay at United as Ten Hag struggles with the upcoming build-up of matches.