Date: 30th September 2019 at 8:30pm
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Everton were linked with a move for Sami Khedira over the summer, but the 32-year-old turned down the Toffees in favour of fighting for his place at Juventus. Khedira looked on his way out after Juventus signed Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot, but the Turkish international has been a regular under Maurizio Sarri and looks to have a future in Turin after all.

Calciomercato say Khedira wanted to a move to Arsenal rather than Everton, so the Gunners’ failure to agree a deal led the 32-year-old opting to stay in Italy. He’s made seven appearances in all competitions this season, featuring in every Serie A game and starting in the Champions League too.

Everton spent well in the summer transfer window, signing Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin to bolster the midfield. The Blues have endured a slow start to the new season, however. Marco Silva’s men are 15th in the Premier League with seven points from as many games and have lost three on the bounce.

Everton are closer to the relegation zone than the top-half of the table and travel to face Burnley on October 5. Juventus are second in Serie A, two points adrift of leaders Inter Milan, and face Inter on October 6.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article