Johnny Heitinga has options to leave Everton in the summer, and would like to try his luck in the Serie A.

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heitingaUnder new coach Roberto Martinez, Heitinga has found himself out of favour, and so far this season only made two league cup appearances.

With Heitinga’s contract running out in the summer, the player has told Gazzetta dello Sport that he has a number of options in the summer.

The 30-year-old said, “There is nothing official. My contract expires in June, and there are many chances for me to leave Everton.”

Serie A has been mooted as a possible destination, with Roma said to be interested, and as Heitinga has already played in England, and Spain, he would like a move to Italy.

Heitinga added, “Roma? I heard a lot about their interest. I think we should know something more concrete next week. I’m waiting too. I have played in Spain and England, and I’d also try the Italian experience.”

“There are a few Serie A teams interested in me. I’m waiting for official news from my agents. Roma are one of the best teams there are in Italy; if the interest is serious, we’ll talk for sure within the next few days.”

Everton may look to sell Heitinga in January to try and make a little back for the £5 million they paid Atletico Madrid in 2010. A quick move would also suit Heitinga, who needs first team football if he is to impress Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal and win a World Cup spot.

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