Roma are working with Mino Raiola to try and convince Everton to let Moise Kean leave in the January transfer window.
Kean arrived on Merseyside in a move from Juventus in the summer transfer window but is yet to settle at the club.
Eleven appearances so far have produced zero goals, while he was recently dropped from the squad for the win over Southampton after turning up late to a team meeting.
Recent weeks have seen numerous reports that a return to Italy could be on the cards, with Roma regularly named as those pushing for his signature.
Corriere Dello Sport back that up today and say that work is ongoing behind the scenes to try and get Kean out of Everton.
They say Roma, via the loveable rogue agent Mino Raiola, are trying to ‘convince’ Everton to let Kean go in January.
Roma don’t have the money for a permanent transfer, so they want a free loan with a right to buy at the end of it. There’s no mention of what fee they’d be willing to pay at this later point.
Kean himself is, well, keen on returning home after failing to settle on Merseyside and that desire to head back to Italy could be ‘decisive’ in the negotiations.
That’s an idea that’s backed up by Roberto Infascelli, who claims the striker would walk to Roma if given a chance.
“Kean is a fairly real goal of Rome, but only if it is an opportunity,” he told NSL Radio 90.0, relayed by La Roma 24.
“In Trigoria they saw a chance like they did with Smalling. But he’s on big wages at Everton, and you have to ask a strong team (to loan him).
“Petrachi will make a ‘low-cost attempt’. I can assure you that the striker would come to Roma, even if he had to walk here.”