Everton are ‘on pole’ to sign Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira with a deal looking possible in the January transfer window.
The Blues have been linked with the German midfielder in recent weeks, with a report yesterday stating that they have taken the ‘most important steps’ to secure his signature.
That same report indicated that Khedira would like a move to the Premier League and Tuttosport pick up on that today.
They explain that Juventus are working to terminate the German’s contract and want that to happen ‘as soon as possible’.
They had hoped to do it in October when the player informed them that, despite being left out of the squad for the Champions League, he would be staying at the club.
Talks over terminating his contract failed, and Khedira has remained ‘professional’ despite being out of the picture.
Juventus still want to end his contract and save themselves the last six months of his salary, which is worth about €5-6m.
At the moment they have ‘not yet reached an agreement’, nor has Khedira even told the managers he has found a new team.
However, things are happening ‘under the radar’, with the player admitting he would like to move to England and the Premier League ‘not insensitive’ to the idea.
Khedira wants to add an ‘English adventure’ to his varied career and Everton are ‘thinking more and more seriously’ of making a move.
It’s reported that they are ‘in search of experience’ and his good relationship with Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is taken as a factor.
A move to Goodison Park is possible but ‘not yet taken for granted’. The Blues are on pole for his signature, but they are not the only club ‘intrigued’ by the midfielder.