Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands may get a shock chance to land Juventus forward Moise Kean this summer, as his future in Turin continues to hang in the balance, according to Corriere di Torino via TuttoMercatoWEB.
The Toffees have been heavily linked with a surprise move for the rising star of Italian football, with it noted previously that the Azzurri were prepared to reject our alleged €30million (£26.9m) offer as they had plans in place to hand Kean a five-year contract at the Allianz Stadium.
However, the 19-year-old is still yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with Juve, as club executives are continually in debate over his future at the club after repeated incidents in training, including for Italy’s Under 21s at this summer’s European Championship.
Italian outlet Corriere di Torino have now shared in the Friday edition of their newspaper that Juve executives also want to make space in their squad for Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, should the Argentine not find he has a future at the San Siro. The Azzurri will either make space for the 26-year-old by selling Kean to fund their pursuit, or look to move on Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic.
Kean’s estranged father Biorou Jean recently revealed that his son was a passionate Inter fan and chose the jersey of the Nerazzurri above every Serie A side as a kid, so would not be surprised if he now chased a move to the San Siro over potential suitors in England or the Netherlands.
Ajax’s name has often cropped up in discussions of Kean’s future – and has again in Corriere di Torino – as Juve are thought to have discussed his inclusion in a potential player-plus-cash swap deal for Matthijs de Ligt.
The Azzurri are even thought to have discussed the potential of a player-plus-cash deal with de Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola, but Corriere di Torino understand a move to the Premier League, and potentially Everton, is far more realistic than one to the Eredivisie.
That would surely be a huge boost for Brands if the Dutchman is indeed interested in signing Kean this summer, but our Director of Football would have to substantially up his €30millon offer in order to facilitate a transfer.
Corriere di Torino believe Juve would consider selling their forward if an indecent offer were to come their way in the weeks ahead. It is not suggested what Juve consider indecent, however, but TransferMarkt now value Kean at £36million, having seen his market value almost triple in seven months after he struck seven goals in 17 senior games during the 2018/19 season.