It has been a difficult start to life at Everton for Moise Kean since his reported (The Guardian) £29 million summer move from Juventus.
He has struggled for goals and was recently dropped for disciplinary reasons. A move back to Serie A is already being mooted in the Italian press. AC Milan and Sampdoria have been mentioned, as have Roma.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport, Roma are readying a loan deal until the end of the season, at which point they would buy Kean for a fee in the region of €23 million (£19.7m).
The report suggests Everton have a ‘willingness to negotiate’ as they are ‘very disappointed’ with Kean and want to minimise the potential financial damage of him continuing to struggle on Merseyside and leaving down the line.
But what does Kean say?
Speaking to Rai Sport, as relayed by CdS, after scoring twice in Itay under-21s 6-0 win over Armenia, he admitted he does not know about the rumours, suggesting it is in the hands of others.
“I don’t know what’s true, I concentrate on training, the rest is for others to think about.”
By others, he will mean his agent Mino Raiola and the Everton hierarchy. Undoubtedly Everton will want to give Kean as much of a chance as possible but will also be wary of the large fee they paid for the Italian.
As for Raiola, it was reported by Calciomercato last week that he was already looking for a new club for Kean, as he was unhappy with his start to life in England.
It will certainly be interesting to see if Kean does remain at Everton by the end of January.