Everton ‘could not be convinced’ to loan out Jonjoe Kenny again this summer and intend to use the youngster themselves next season.
That’s according to Der Westen, who explain why the right-back will not be returning for a second loan spell at Schalke.
Kenny has spent this season on loan with David Wagner’s side, with Everton making it clear last year that he was not part of their plans.
He thrived for the Bundesliga side, becoming a key player under Wagner and starring in spite of a disappointing campaign from the club as a whole.
They were keen to sign him again this summer but, according to Der Westen, were forced to abandon that idea by Everton.
They explain that Everton ‘could not be convinced’ to loan Kenny again next season and were seemingly only willing to discuss a permanent exit.
Schalke, unfortunately, don’t have the finances for that and so he will be returning to Goodison Park, with the Blues ‘planning with the right-back’.
That suggests Carlo Ancelotti and co.’s idea is to use him next season, which would make sense given it seems unlikely that Djibril Sidibé will be extending his stay on Merseyside.