Everton have reportedly ‘initiated contact’ to negotiate the transfer of Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey

The 30-year-old is deemed surplus to requirements in Turin and has been attracting plenty of interest as all parties look for a resolution. 

According to a report from Calciomercato, as cited by BBC Sport on Twitter, the Blues have kickstarted discussions over a January move. 

The report claims that any deal for the 71-cap ace shows promise of ‘reaching the finish line’ ahead of the transfer window. 

So far this season Ramsey – hailed as ‘world-class’ by Joe Allen – has made just five fleeting appearances for the Old Lady. 

Meanwhile, the Welshman isn’t the only midfield target on the radar at Goodison Park as Rafa Benitez also eyes a move for Borussia Monchengladbach ace Denis Zakaria according to 90min

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Still valued at £9million and under contract in Italy until 2023 (Transfermarkt), any deal for Ramsey would likely still come at a cost to Everton. 

At the right price and likely high wages notwithstanding, signing a player of the quality and calibre of the ex-Arsenal man would remain a viable option. 

Boasting 473 club appearances and a bulging trophy cabinet, adding Ramsey to a midfield containing Allan,  Andre Gomes and Abdoulaye Doucoure would be a shrewd capture.