Marcel Brands must seize an ideal chance to sell Moise Kean to Juventus with the Everton striker reportedly unwilling to return to Goodison Park this summer.
According to Tuttosport, via Sport Witness, Kean has decided that his future is away from Merseyside and that he does not want to play for Everton once his season-long loan spell with Paris Saint-Germain expires.
Juventus are eager to take Kean back to Turin in the upcoming off-season as the Allianz Stadium natives work on improving Andrea Pirlo’s offence, with a particular need for a new centre-forward should Cristiano Ronaldo leave.
PSG are also keen to sign Kean permanently at the end of his loan spell, having seen the 21-year-old offer 16 goals in 34 games across all competitions and establish himself ahead of Mauro Icardi in Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order.
But the Parc des Princes natives are thought to have a distinct disadvantage to Juventus in the race for Kean’s signature, as the Italian powerhouse has an excellent relationship with the striker’s agent, Mino Raiola.
It is understood that Juventus’ stronger connections could see Raiola facilitate a move if the financially-stricken outfit are able to raise the funds needed, with Everton reportedly valuing Kean at €50m (£43m).
PSG would intend to negotiate a discount deal as they are currently reluctant to match the Toffees’ demands, despite Sporting Director Leonardo having a persistent interest in acquiring the eight-cap Italy forward.
If the reports from Italy are correct and Kean does not envisage his future being at Goodison Park, Brands must seize Juventus’ interest in their former striker as the ideal chance to sell him for however much Everton demand.
Seemingly, PSG are unwilling to pay what the Toffees feel Kean is now worth after a successful season with the Ligue 1 giants, but severe interest from Turin could either force the Parisian outfit to up their offer or see the Old Lady present a more appropriate bid.
Everton’s Director of Football agreeing a deal to allow Kean to leave Merseyside would not be a hindrance for Carlo Ancelotti, either, after the Blues head coach admitted talks over his future would be accepted if the forward decided to leave.
“All the time we have to take into consideration what the player thinks because the players are human,” he told Sky Sports in January. “If the player wants to come back, we will be happy to have him. If the player wants to stay with Paris Saint-Germain, we have to talk with Paris Saint-Germain.”
Those talks may now be with Juventus as well, but rival interest should leave Everton in a win-win situation this summer either having two worthwhile suitors to consider offers from or have another option to support Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison next term.