It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from the potential Bernard-Robin Olsen deal between Everton and AS Roma, but Il Tempo on Friday remind us it’s still a thing.
The fact Stephan El Shaarawy hasn’t been freed from his contract at Shenghai Shenhua has everything to do with it, as the newspaper explain the Serie A side are ‘still waiting’ for it to happen.
However, they also ‘have the door open’ with Everton when it comes to Bernard ‘with Olsen as a counterpart’.
It’s no secret the Brazilian isn’t part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Goodison Park, as seen by his measly six appearances in the Premier League so far.
Arriving on a free from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, the winger has never managed to fully break into the Everton first-team, but any money made from a potential sale would be profit for the Toffees.
That’s perhaps why Marcel Brands and co. are still holding out for this, as they know that with Olsen coming the other way, it could be a truly beneficiary deal for them.