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Report: Everton-linked 23-year-old who's 'bursting with energy' wants to leave his club

Reported Everton target Merih Demiral could be sold this summer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees have been linked with the Juventus centre-back for a number of weeks now, and his future in Turin remains uncertain.

Gazzetta dello Sport claimed in April that Everton were eyeing Demiral as part of a potential deal involving Moise Kean going the other way.

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The 23-year-old has struggled for game time this season amid injuries, clocking up just 24 appearances in all competitions.

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Of those, 15 were in Serie A, with five off the bench, while five were in the Champions League.

Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Demiral is not satisfied with his current role and the amount of game time he is getting.

While Juve were previously unwilling to part company with him, “something could now change”.

It has also been reported that Juve have given Demiral a 30m Euro (around £25million) price tag.

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Demiral is a high-calibre defender who stands a mighty 6ft 3in tall and has been compared to the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Nemanja Vidic.

“Demiral has this great positive energy that he transmits to his teammates and we need to use that at the moment,” Maurizio Sarri previously told about him.

“If you see someone in training who is bursting with energy, you put him on the pitch. Once you realise he is carrying on that attitude during a match situation, you keep him there.”

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However, he doesn’t seem to be enjoying life in Italy, so it looks likely that he’ll move on in the summer.

That said, Everton currently have Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate in their ranks, while Jarrad Branthwaite has been out on loan at Blackburn.

Unless Ancelotti is planning to move some of his centre-backs on this summer, there wouldn’t be room for Demiral.

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