‘Maybe in January’ – Everton boss Ancelotti opens door for move for Juventus outcast Khedira

The 33-year-old could be a free agent next month if his contract with the Bianconeri expires

Everton head coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he is open for a move in January for Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira.

Khedira was left out in the cold with Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo, with the 33-year-old still unplayed for one minute this season.

With his contract coming to an end at the end of the season, Amas reported this month there is hope from both Juventus and the player that his contract will be finalized in January.

Such a move could open the door to a reunion with Ancelotti, who coached Khedira during his time in charge of Real Madrid.

Everton could be on the market for a midfield resurgence, with Alan under a spell on the sidelines after being stretched out against Leicester in midweek with an injury cas.

When asked about the prospect of a move for Khedira, Ancelotti admitted that a deal could be possible next month.

“No. Sami Khedira was my Real Madrid player, an important player for us,” Ancelotti said when asked about a contract for Germany. “I remember it well but I don’t think we’re looking at it at the moment.”

He then added with a smile: “Maybe in January.”

Earlier this month, Khedira added to the protests over his move to Merseyside when he admitted he had been in talks with Ancelotti.

“We talked on the phone and wrote,” Khedira said Bild. “You know my situation.”

Ancelotti said his side were not looking to make a big splash in the January market, with the emergence of Ben Godfrey as a left-hander option reducing his team’s need for a replacement for the injured Lucas Digne.

“We’re looking for moves in January but we’re not at all deceived by this,” Ancelotti said. “The squad is competitive.

“We were a little worried when Digne was injured but Digne’s relocation is going really, really well and very quickly.

“The fact is that Ben Godfrey changed really well as a left back [means] we are quieter for this. “

Everton, who are fifth in the Premier League table and just five points behind Liverpool in first place, will host Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday.