Report: Benitez wants to keep Kean at Everton amid PSG interest
Everton don’t want to sell Moise Kean this summer with Rafael Benitez keen on keeping the attacker.
What’s the story?
The Italian has long been linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain all summer long.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been trying to seal a permanent deal for the youngster.
The most recent reports were claiming the Blues were close to agreeing another loan deal with the French giants. The centre-forward was said to be keen on a return to France.
However, it seems the Merseysiders have done a full U-turn with regards to his future.
The Italy international will now remain at Goodison Park with a view to competing for a place in Benitez’s team.
According to Fabrizio Romano (via his Twitch stream), the Spaniard isn’t willing to sell the 21-year-old.
Thomas Tuchel has previously claimed Kean is ‘hard to play against’.
Kean would be a useful addition amid Benitez stance on Everton ace
Last season, the £25m former Juventus ace enjoyed a bit of a renaissance in the French capital.
He scored 19 times across all competitions for the giants in what was a successful loan spell.
The feeling all summer long has been that he’d leave on a some sort of deal.
However, a shift in the stance of Benitez means Kean can now be a useful addition for Everton.
Alongside the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, the trio can be a menace to any defence in the Premier League.
However, Kean did struggle in his only season top-flight season in England.
Benitez has quite the job on his hands if he wants to prepare the striker for the physicality and pace of English football.