Everton and Juventus have reached a sticking point in any deal that might see the Italian striker Moise Kean return to Turin.
The Azzurri international has struggled since arriving at Goodison Park last summer. He scored his first goal of the season in the recent EFL Cup tie against Salford. However, his penalty plastered over what was another disappointing performance from the youngster.
According to Goal, Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is interested in bringing Kean back to the Old Lady this summer but only on loan. Everton would prefer a permanent deal or a loan with an obligation to buy included in the contract.
Everton rightly want to get as decent a return as possible on the player, who cost a reported (The Mirror) £27.5 million last summer.
A loan deal could see Kean struggle, diminishing his value further, and harming Everton down the line.
So the Toffees’ stance is understandable and Everton fans will be hoping the club does end up getting the best deal possible if they let the striker leave.
If not, hopefully, he can use his goal against Salford as a springboard to put in far-improved performances than the standard he set throughout the rest of the fixture.