Sami Khedira wants to finalise a deal with Everton before concluding negotiations to leave Juventus on a free transfer.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who say the German midfielder is ‘convinced’ about leave Turin come January.

Khedira has been heavily linked with a move away from Juventus for several months, with the club having tried in vain to get him and his big wage packet off the books in the summer.

That ended in failure, but several reports have indicated that the two parties are still working on a termination ahead of January.

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Everton have been named as suitors for the experienced midfielder in several corners, with a report yesterday claiming that they were eyeing up him up for the experience he could bring to their squad.

Calciomercato back up their interest today, stating that Everton, led of course by Carlo Ancelotti, who managed Khedira at Real Madrid, are ‘making very concrete steps forward’ in terms of offering the midfielder a deal.

The website explains that while he wants to leave Juve, he first wants to sort out a deal with the club he will be joining.

That is where Everton are moving forward, although it isn’t made clear what they are doing in this regard, just that they are getting ever closer to offering a contract.

When that happens, and they have agreed on terms with Khedira, he will then work on reaching an agreement with Juventus for the termination of his contract.