Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Everton plan to leverage Moise Kean’s recent success at PSG in order to increase his value in the summer – with the Toffees said to be starting negotiations at €50 million (£43.3 million).
The hefty fee is not without merit – the 21-year-old Italy international has found himself renewing his career in the French capital, following a comparatively mediocre spell on Merseyside.
Kean has managed 16 goals in 32 matches in all competitions for the French giants, with the Parisians said to be keen on striking a deal with Everton.
In a viral tweet that has over 1000 retweets and over 13,500 likes, Romano confirmed the Toffees are ‘keen to sell’ Kean in the most transparent hint yet that Carlo Ancelotti’s side want to cash in.
PSG are said to be ‘working’ on a permanent deal but look to be haggling on the price, with Romano also adding that multiple Italian clubs are also keen.
Whether Italian clubs move to bring the young starlet back to his home country is dependent on whether PSG can make a breakthrough in talks, however, which means Everton are unlikely to be the beneficiaries of a bidding war at this moment in time.
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It looks almost inevitable that Everton will cash in on the young striker while he is still riding on the crest of a free-flowing wave.
Before leaving for PSG, Kean played 37 games for the Toffees but started just nine times and scored four goals.
To secure a figure even remotely close to the touted figure would represent a Marcel Brands masterstroke – even if Kean’s on-pitch impact was minimal.