On June 22nd, we relayed claims made by Corriere Torino that Everton ‘lead the pack’ of English clubs interested in Juvenuts’ Merih Demiral.
Calciomercato now state the 23-year-old wants to leave the Serie A side and they are in favour of letting him go, if the conditions set for transfer are met.
Demiral wants to leave because of how far he is down the pecking order, behind Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt and Giorgio Chiellini.
The centre-back studied interest from other clubs before going to Euro 2020 with Turkey and from that, ‘Everton [are] ahead of others’.
His entourage ‘requested and obtained’ two meetings with the Turin club last week and the goal is to ‘obtain a mandate for an easy transfer’, either through an exchange deal or via a loan move with a ‘redemption option’.
The Old Lady are not opposed to the Turkey international’s sale, but new Juventus chief Federico Cherubini ‘imposes his own conditions’. The Italian club need €40m for Demiral and the price seems to be negotiable.
For these figures, Calciomercato suggest a summer move is ‘likely to become impossible’.
Everton are ahead of other suitors for Demiral, and they’d want to negotiate that price down.