Everton forward Moise Kean ‘would like’ to return to Juventus this summer but the Blues have no intention of letting him leave Goodison Park.
That’s according to CalcioMercato, who say that a disappointing first season at Goodison Park has made the player ‘understand’ that he is not ready for a career outside of Italy just yet.
Thus, the idea of a return to Juventus has come about, but Everton have ‘no intention’ of letting him leave after paying €27.5m for him last summer.
They have already rejected the ‘hypothesis of an exchange’ – Aaron Ramsey is named specifically here – but the possibility of signing him on a ‘sustainable formula’ is something that Juventus are continuing to explore.
One such idea would be a loan, perhaps for two years, with a redemption option tagged on that would allow Everton to make their money back on him.
This is something Mino Raiola and Juve are working on, although Everton won’t sanction anything until they have a replacement through the door and there have been several reports in Italy that they aren’t interested in a loan either.
Juventus are not the only interested party either. Borussia Dortmund are also showing an interest in Kean, and CalcioMercato say a ‘very important offer’ is about to arrive at Goodison Park from the Germans.
That could ‘mix up the cards’, particularly as Raiola also has a good relationship with the Bundesliga side following Erling Håland’s move to the club.
Tuttosport back all of this up, but they say Kean has already turned down the chance to move to Germany.
The newspaper explains that Kean ‘would be happy’ to return to Turin, so much so that he has already ‘held back’ Dortmund’s advances as Juve are his priority.
They also claim that any move would be on loan as this would help the Serie A side avoid an outlay they can’t afford and allow Everton to ‘budget for a loss’.
Quite why that’s important for the Toffees isn’t mentioned, nor is it explained why they would actively weaken themselves and do Juventus a favour in the process.
In fact, unless the Italian side propose a deal that would ensure Everton get their money back, as CalcioMercato claimed, it’s hard to see this even being considered as viable.