Date: 30th December 2020 at 7:06pm
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Roma have targeted winger Bernard as they look to strengthen their wide options in the January .

The Brazilian has fallen out of favour Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park this season, with just a single Premier League start and four substitute appearances for the Toffees.

According to Il Tempo, Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has personally contacted Bernard’s agent with a view to bringing the 28-year-old to Serie A next month.

Fonseca coached Bernard at former Shakhtar Donetsk prior to the Brazilian winger departing for Everton on a free transfer in 2018.

The former Mineiro star was a lynchpin of the first two of Fonseca’s three consecutive Ukrainian Premier League titles before joining Everton, and this strong relationship is thought to be a key factor in Roma’s approach.

Capped 14 times by Brazil, the diminutive winger has not featured for his country since the disastrous 7-1 World Cup Semi-Final defeat to Germany on home soil in 2014.