Everton still have a shot at signing Juventus striker Moise Kean.
According to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus striker Moise Kean will not be included in a deal to bring Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to Turin.
De Ligt is one of the most in-demand players in Europe after a couple of outstanding seasons with Ajax, but many teams are finding it difficult to agree deal.
A fee, wages and payment to agent Mino Raiola are extortionate, and there have been mentions of Juventus including a player in their bid to bring the price tag down.
However, it’s thought that there is now no chance of striker Kean being included in the move, despite Ajax holding an interest in taking the youngster to Amsterdam.
Kean’s future is still unclear for now, but news that he won’t be used as a bargaining chip in a deal for De Ligt will at least boost Everton’s hopes of a deal.
The Daily Mail noted earlier this week that Everton want to sign Kean, which would see them pay £31million for the teenager, though a £40.5million release clause would be inserted into the deal.
Kean is one of the most exciting strikers in Europe, but accepting such terms may be tricky for Everton, as if he showed even a sliver of success, Juve would pounce on that release clause.
That effectively makes the move a loan deal for £9.5million, and whilst signing Kean would be exciting, the somewhat complicated move may not exactly work in the long run.