Juventus outcast Sami Khedira has revealed he has talked to Carlo Ancelotti about signing for Everton.
The German has been left out of the squad at Turin, with Andrea Pirlo dealing with a huge number of players.
There are also reports that his contract could be torn up in January.
His current deal expires in the summer of 2021 but there is almost no way back for him at Juve.
The Old Lady are keen to lower their massive wage bill, which is topped by Cristiano Ronaldo on an astronomical £28m-a-year.
Khedira currently earns £5.8m-a-year, which works out about £110,000-a-week.
That places him above the likes of Georgio Chiellini, Gianluigi Buffon and Alex Sandro.
And the World Cup winner is keen on a new challenge after being showed the exit door by Pirlo ahead of the January transfer window.
A move to the Premier League has been mooted, with a potential reunion with Ancelotti at Everton.
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The Italian worked with Khedira during his time in charge at Real Madrid, where the midfielder spent five years of his career.
Khedira told Bild: “I’m open to a new sporting challenge.
“I have had a difficult time and want to play football again, fighting for three points week after week. That’s what I long for.
“At the moment I still have so much strength and energy, so I am not dealing with summer 2021, but with December and January.
“A change is realistic, my full focus is on that.”
Ancelotti has already spoken about his admiration for the 33-year-old, saying: “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.”
And the former Stuttgart star has opened up the possibility of a Goodison Park switch.
“We spoke on the phone and wrote,” Khedira told Bild. “You know my situation.”
The veteran has been linked with moves to the Premier League in the past.