According to Tuttosport, Everton's plan may now be to offer €45million (£40million) for Juventus striker Moise Kean as they continue their pursuit.
Kean, 19, has emerged as a wonderkid at Juventus, and hit six goals in just 13 league games last season, of which just five were as a starter.
The Italian teenager is one of the most exciting strikers around, but with concerns about his contract – which expires next summer – they may choose to cash in.
It's now thought that Everton will offer a huge £40million to sign Kean, with Marcel Brands seemingly trying to get around the notion of a buy-back clause.
The Daily Mail noted just days ago that Everton were ready to offer £31million, but with a £40.5million release clause included in the move.
Everton won't want to run the risk of being forced to sell Kean below market value if he impresses, especially when they would stand to make such little profit.
Instead, Brands and co may now simply attempt to get around that by offering a bigger price up front, in an effort to tempt Juventus into a deal.
Offering them first option may be another idea, and Everton may need to pull out a few tricks in order to get this kind of signing done, given how much potential Kean has to fulfil in the coming years.
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