A report claims Juventus will come forward with a cheeky proposal for Moise Kean this summer as they look to make his loan move from Everton permanent.
The centre-forward, 22, spent last season on loan at Paris Saint-Germain. He was in good form, notching 17 goals and one assist in 41 outings.
That led to rumours of a long-term spell with the French outfit, but Kean instead went on to re-join Juventus.
The deal was struck last summer and is a two-year loan lasting until 2023. According to Sky Sports, Juve have the option to capture him permanently for £24million.
Kean hasn’t exactly been deadly in front of goal this term. He has found the net just six times after making 40 appearances so far.
Nevertheless, Juve coach Max Allegri believes Kean will improve as he gets more experience and wants the Italian giants to go through with the permanent option.
Sport Witness provide an update on the situation, while citing Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb. They state Juve will enter talks with Everton over Kean’s signature at the end of the season.
And they have a cheeky plan in mind. Juve chiefs are apparently looking to re-negotiate the fee down from £24m.
Moise Kean talks to start again this summer
They want to adhere to Allegri’s wishes, just without spending a sizeable amount on the Italy international.
It will be interesting to see how Everton respond to Juve’s ambitious plan. Frank Lampard won’t require Kean at Goodison Park if Dominic Calvert-Lewin stays, making a sale likely.
But given the Toffees’ problems with Financial Fair Play, they could do with picking up a big fee for Kean to help balance the books.
Therefore, Lampard’s side could reject Juve’s approach and instead offer the attacker to more teams in Italy – which is where he wants to play from now on.
Kevin Campbell gave his verdict on Kean’s future last month. The pundit said: “I don’t see [him coming back]. I think he’s more comfortable in Italy or abroad, but not in England.
“I think something will get done about moving Moise Kean on. Because look, he’s an asset isn’t he and they’ll get some money for him.
“Everton need a revamp, not an overhaul but a revamp. And they’re going to have to move some pieces around to allow the manager to move and shake.”