Tom Davies does not appear to be leaving Everton any time soon, with Carlo Ancelotti dismissing any possibility of a move away from Goodison Park for the midfielder.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a loan move to Southampton this summer as they look to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after their midfield star completed a switch to Tottenham Hotspur and left them short in a crucial area of the field. The Saints were said to have been keen on the midfielder for a while and had even looked to sign him should their now-departed star having left for the Toffees instead of Spurs.

However, it seems Ancelotti has big plans for Davies at Everton, despite having only used the youngster rather sparingly this season. The midfielder has managed to start just one of the four opening games the Toffees have played in – their 2nd Round Carabao Cup match against Salford City. Perhaps he has managed to get online and use mobile casinos whilst waiting patiently for his chance?

Nonetheless, the Italian boss has praised the 22-year-old has had stated that the player is “always ready” and is “important” to the team, despite the likes of Allan and Abdoulaye Doucource arriving at Goodison Park this summer.

When asked about the possibility of letting Davies go this summer in any kind of deal, Ancelotti said: “No, we didn’t think about this.

“Tom Davies is a part of this squad, of this team. He didn’t play a lot in the last game but he is always ready. He played 30 minutes in the past game and he did well.

“We have confidence [in him] and we are not thinking about letting him leave on loan because I think he is an important part of our squad.”

Furthermore, it would seem as though Davies is rather happy with where he is at the moment and has not looked to force a move elsewhere despite the lack of playing time. Maybe he is happy to be playing on the machine a sous en ligne whilst abiding his time for regular minutes?

Ancelotti also added that whilst he does not normally have to explain to players about decisions he makes, he revealed that the 22-year-old appears to know his “important” role within the side.

“In general, I am not used to doing a lot of explaining to the players because I have to talk a lot, because a lot of players have to stay out,” he said.

“But if he wants to talk to me about this position, it is quite clear.

“The fact that he didn’t come to me, means he knows really well his position and how he is important for us.”