Everton have made an approach to sign Sami Khedira from Juventus with the World Cup winner’s agent working towards a January switch to the Premier League, as reported by Calciomercato.
Speaking to Sky last week, a man who has lifted La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga titles during a silver-coated career made it clear he has one thing to tick off his bucket list before hanging up his boots.
“I am really happy and satisfied with my career but one thing is still missing. I always had this dream and it has never come true – to be part of the Premier League,” Khedira said.
“If it is possible it will be a really big dream (come true) and an honour to be a part of the Premier League.”
Khedira was keen to point out he retains an excellent relationship with two of his former Real Madrid bosses – both of whom now earn their living in England.
But while Jose Mourinho has yet to break his silence, Carlo Ancelotti seized an opportunity on Friday to remind everyone the admiration between himself and a 77-time Germany international is mutual.
“I have a good memory of Sami Khedira. He was with me at Real Madrid and was a fantastic professional. I would love to work with him,” Ancelotti told Goal of a man who helped make those La Decima dreams come true in 2014.
If Calciomercato are right, Everton are taking steps to reunite Ancelotti with Khedira at Goodison Park. The midfielder’s agent, Daniel, is pushing for the deal with the Toffees firming up their interest.
Khedira has been a victim of Andrea Pirlo’s youth-led revolution at Juventus and hasn’t played a single minute in any competition.
It seems only a matter of time before the £100,000-a-week veteran is following Blaise Matuidi, Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic out of the door.