Earlier on Friday, we covered a story claiming that Wolverhampton Wanderers would return for Aaron Ramsey in January after failing to convince him to move from Juventus late on in the summer transfer market.

That came from Corriere dello Sport, but Calciomercato, via their Vivo Per Lei blog, believe there is another club firmly after the Welshman, and that’s Everton.

Now managed by Rafa Benitez, the Toffees have had a good start to their Premier League season despite a very frugal transfer window, but it seems they could still make a move for Ramsey in January.

Calciomercato state they are ‘the only team that has come forward’, and they appear to be ‘ready to satisfy Allegri’s request’, which is ‘to try and exchange with midfielder Allan, as a partial counterpart’.

That’s despite the Brazilian being a key member of Benitez’s plans so far, and him having ‘a lower salary’ than Ramsey, but he would ‘gladly return to a football that launched him definitively with Udinese and Napoli’.

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It’s explained the Juventus manager wants Allan to share the midfielder with Arthur, and he would be ‘that missing piece in his chessboard’.

This is somewhat backed up by Tuttosport, who state Everton ‘remain interested in the midfielder’.

Furthermore, the Serie A side ‘might even let him leave for free’, mostly because they got him for free and thus wouldn’t make a financial loss.

Add to that the ability to save €13m/year net from his wages, which would total ‘€19.5m gross until 2023 when his contract would expire naturally’.

Therefore, getting him off the books is a no-brainer for them, but for Everton, that might mean losing Allan, who has been so important to them.