It appears Everton are closing in on the signature of Moise Kean from Juventus. As reported by The Guardian, an initial £29 million fee has been agreed for the Italian international. A deal is set to be concluded on Wednesday. But could this be bad news for Tottenham Hotspur?
Tottenham have recently been linked with a move for Argentine forward Paulo Dybala.
Last week, it was reported by the London Evening Standard that Tottenham were ready to make a move for the Juventus attacker. The report claimed Dybala was valued at £80 million and Tuttosport later suggested the player was keen on a move to Spurs.
However, it now looks as though Tottenham are unlikely to get Dybala.
Last night, as reported by Sky Sports, it was suggested that Manchester United and Juventus had agreed a swap deal for the player involving Romelu Lukaku.
Herein lies the problem Tottenham always faced with Kean heading to Everton. Juventus could not allow themselves to lose Dybala as well without securing adequate cover.
Now, with United offering Lukaku as part of their deal for Dybala the Bianconeri can happily allow the Argentine to make the move to Old Trafford.
Tottenham fans will still have hope. Champions League football is not on offer at Old Trafford and that remains an ace up Spurs’ sleeve.
However, until a replacement is found for Kean, Juventus are highly unlikely to let Dybala leave.