Everton are ‘strongly interested’ in Juventus defender Merih Demiral, but the Italian side’s asking price remains a problem for them and other suitors.
That’s according to Calciomercato, who cover the player’s situation today as Juventus look to sell him.
They explain that Juventus are back in training this week, but Demiral has not joined the group as he is still enjoying his holidays following the Euros.
He will be joining the club next week after almost a month’s rest but how long he will remain at the club remains to be seen.
The 23-year-old is very much on Juventus’ transfer list this summer, with them keen to sell so that they can raise funds to finance a move for Manuel Locatelli.
Demiral is one of those who has ‘the most market’, and there are several clubs interested in his signature, including Everton.
Indeed, the website says they are ‘strongly interested’ but are yet to present a proposal that would ‘satisfy Juventus’ requests’.
They have set a minimum of €40m for the Turkish defender, who is still weighing at around €10m on their balance sheet and would therefore like to make a €30m profit from him as a result of wiping that figure off and pocketing the rest.
That sort of figure is considered ‘difficult to obtain’ in this window and certainly seems too much for Everton at this moment in time.
That’s left Demiral to ‘remain in a limbo’ for the time being, with Juventus needing to drop their demands before he can get the move he and the club want.