Carlo Ancelotti gave a defiant response when asked about potential Everton links to Emre Can.

The Blues have been linked with a number of reinforcements over the course of the transfer window, but the only January incoming so far is that of young defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

That hasn't stopped rumours circulating, with reports over the weekend suggesting there could be an interest in former Liverpool midfielder Can.

However, Ancelotti was very clear in his answer when asked about the Juventus star.

The manager told his pre-Newcastle press conference: "I think I said at the last press conference that all the names that were on the newspaper were wrong.

"I can say the same today. They're wrong. All the names on the newspaper are wrong.

"Also all the names on Sky are wrong!"

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There are still 11 days left for Everton to bring possible incomings to the club before the window closes.

And Ancelotti admitted he is in constant discussion with director of football Marcel Brands over potential January targets.

"I am talking every day with Marcel and we are looking for some targets that we have, some players.

"But I don't want to say what we need."

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The futures of Oumar Niasse and Cuco Martina are still uncertain, with the club searching for solutions to their situation before the month ends.

However, the boss had a simple answer when asked for any potential update on interest in the pair.

"No news today," Ancelotti responded.