Everton’s Moise Kean is a potential target for Juventus this summer as they look to recruit a centre-forward, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.
He joined Juventus at the age of just 10 and moved to Everton in an initial £25.1m deal (via BBC Sport) shortly after his first team breakthrough, having scored eight goals in 21 appearances as a teenager in Turin.
However, after being limited to a mere six Premier League starts in his first season on Merseyside, Kean was granted a loan to move Paris Saint-Germain. He rediscovered his form in France, netting 17 times in 35 appearances across Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, PSG have been working for ‘months’ to bring the 21-year-old back on loan. They are said to be waiting on a decision from Everton and their new manager Rafael Benitez.
For now, ‘the most attractive’ option for Juventus is Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, who is ‘potentially available’ for transfer, although the Old Lady have drawn up an extensive list of alternatives.
That list includes former Inter marksman Mauro Icardi, Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, Marseille’s Arkadiusz Milik and Euro 2020 winner Andrea Belotti. [Tuttosport]
Kean is another candidate named, tipped for a possible ‘comeback’ to Turin after two years away.
In Kean’s absence, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has demonstrated that he can lead the line for Everton with aplomb, scoring 21 goals in all competitions last season.
Unless Rafael Benitez intends to play two up front, it makes sense to accept that the move for the Italian hasn’t worked out and cash in on him. Everton may actually be able to turn a profit, with Kean having reminded the footballing world of his ability in Paris.
If the Blues are to sanction yet another loan, to either PSG or Juventus, it should be one which includes an obligation to buy come next year.
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