Everton’s asking price for Jonjoe Kenny is putting Burnley off a move, with The Sunday Mirror (24/1; page 67) reporting that the Toffees want £10 million for the right-back.
Kenny has been a peripheral figure since returning from his loan at Schalke last season. The 23-year-old has made just one Premier League start, with a further three appearances coming from the bench.
Carlo Ancelotti has tended to prefer Mason Holgate at right-back when Seamus Coleman has been unavailable.
And it appears that he could be on the move before the deadline passes. Unfortunately for Kenny, a switch to Turf Moor is currently looking unlikely.
According to The Sunday Mirror (24/1; page 67), Everton want £10 million for the former England under-21 international.
The report claims that the Clarets have backed away. It is said that that figure would eat up too much of their budget.
TBR View: Everton should dig heels in until the summer
It may be a blow for Kenny to not secure a move. As things stand, it is difficult to see the youngster getting any run in the side unless Ancelotti loses a number of players to injury.
Nevertheless, Everton are surely right to demand a substantial fee. Kenny is still a good player. And should they lose those players to injury, he could yet have a role to play.
As shown by Transfermarkt, his deal at Goodison Park expires in 2022. So the summer may be the right time to drop their asking price if no club wants to pay.
But if Burnley are unwilling to offer £10 million this month, Everton should snub the chance to reach a compromise and look to keep him for the rest of the season instead.