Report: Leeds-linked Moise Kean rejects Juventus extension

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The Leeds United-linked striker is itching for first-team football, according to a report.

Moise Bioty Kean of Italy #17 in action during the friendly match between Italy and Usa played at Luminus Arena on November 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium.

If there was any substance to Leeds United's reported interest in Moise Kean then the Championship club might be alerted by news in Italy.

Spanish outlet Sport reported last month that Leeds were still interested in the Juventus starlet, following speculation about a move to Elland Road last summer.

The 18-year-old striker is undeniably a big talent, after becoming the first player born in the 21st century to appear in any of Europe's top domestic leagues.

The trail in regards to a move to West Yorkshire has gone cold recently, but a report from Italy might bring about a flurry of interest in the youngster again.

 

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Kean has rejected the chance to extend his contract with Juventus, who believe that the player is a 'rough diamond'.

The Italian publication adds that Juve are willing to loan him out in January, but that Kean - contracted until 2020 - could seek a permanent exit next month or in the summer if his first-team prospects don't improve.

Kean, rated at £6 million at this moment in time [CIES], has only managed one Serie A appearance for the Italian champions this season, which was a two-minute cameo away to Fiorentina last month.

If those reports are true, the player might be itching for regular football and time will tell whether this rumour is of any interest to Leeds, who sit top of the Championship.

Moise Kean of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Pescara Calcio at Juventus Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Turin, Italy.

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