Everton may have been handed a boost in their pursuit of AS Roma midfielder Gonzalo Villar. 

The Serie A side are reportedly willing to ‘consider formulas’ in order to get the 23-year-old regular playing time

Having previously demanded a permanent transfer for the Spaniard, Jose Mourinho’s may now be open to the idea of a loan departure. 

That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb, as cited by Sean Lunt on Twitter. 

The report claims that Roma need to clear players off their books in order to sign their own targets. Meaning the once-capped Villar could be among the fall guys. 

Yet to feature in the league, so far this season the former Valencia youngster has only seen 82 minutes of action across three cup appearances. 

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One of the key players last term whilst amassing 33 league outings, Villar is clearly out of favour under Mourinho. 

Toffees boss Rafa Benitez would appear to be set on strengthening the midfield department, perhaps in the wake of recent injuries to Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin. 

Valued at £12.60million and under contract in Italy until 2024 (Transfermarkt), signing Benitez’ compatriot on loan in January would appear to be a no-brainer.