Everton have reportedly “shifted attention” to Merih Demiral, a player who was heavily linked with Liverpool in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old was said to be the subject of a bid by the Reds – who were in the midst of a defensive injury crisis – at the start of the year.
According to Sport Mediaset, Liverpool submitted a bid of 57 million Euro (around £50million) in hope of signing the Juventus defender.
However, the Serie A giants reportedly rejected Liverpool’s advances, and the Anfield side went on to sign Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak.
Now, Juve are apparently interested in a player on Everton’s books – Moise Kean, who joined the Toffees from the Turin club and has been shining on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve are contemplating a player-plus-cash bid for the Italian.
Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Federico Bernardeschi are mentioned as potential makeweights, but the Toffees are mentioned as being interested in Demiral.
However, he has struggled for game time at the Allianz Stadium amid a series of injuries, including a cruciate ligament injury last year.
With Demiral’s contract running until 2024, Juve’s hand is strong – but given Kean is also reportedly valued at £50million, the Toffees could well fancy their chances.