Farhad Moshiri can save £16million by rebuffing interest from Juventus in Everton striker Moise Kean, rather than green-lighting a move to sign SSC Napoli outcast Arkadiusz Milik.
According to Calciomercato, Juve are desperate to re-sign Kean next summer as the Turin powerhouse wish to overcome their regret at losing the Italian hitman who has exploded in Paris with seven goals in 12 games since joining PSG on loan.
Kean has provided an essential presence in Thomas Tuchel’s frontline since moving to the French capital on a season-long deal, after Sporting Director Leonardo finally acquired the striker he sought to sign for AC Milan in 2018 before leaving the San Siro.
Ancelotti has not ruled out a future for Kean at Goodison Park, but is expected to listen to offers and base his verdict on the sums presented after denying PSG an option-to-buy despite speculation of a €20m (£18.08m) clause.
Everton are expected to demand a substantial figure to release Kean, who they signed for an initial £25.1m rising to £27.5m, yet Juve are eager to forge a reunion if the price is achievable.
Kean has insisted he is “very happy” at the Parc des Princes and has opened the door to a permanent stay after enjoying the experience of learning from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
While Ancelotti has not ruled out a future for Kean or confirmed his eventual return to Goodison Park and the striker has opened the door for PSG to sign him permanently, Everton owner Moshiri must rebuff any approach that may arrive in the coming year as the Italian is the Toffees’ future option at striker and not rumoured target Milik.
It has been claimed Ancelotti wishes to reunite with the Polish forward in January with the 26-year-old frozen out by Gennaro Gattuso, potentially allowing for Everton to strike a deal at just £10m for the Atletico Madrid target Napoli supremo Aurelio de Laurentiis values at €18m (£16.2m).
Former Italy World Cup winner Francesco Graziani also told Radio Kiss Kiss via Sport Witness earlier in the year that Ancelotti holds Milik in very high regard, claiming: “Ancelotti made a confession on Milik. He told me he is the footballer every coach wants to have.”
But Milik is not the striker Everton should want to have, as the 56-cap international is yet to play a single minute in any club competition this season and boasts just 48 career goals in 122 appearances since moving to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in 2016.
Kean, on the other hand, is proving his worth whilst on loan with PSG and should be afforded the chance to replicate his form back at Everton next season, though that opportunity will be scuppered if the Italian finds Milik has moved into his position in Ancelotti’s pecking order this winter.