By George Overhill

3rd Jun, 2022 | 8:10pm

Juventus will activate £25million payment to Everton for Moise Kean if sale chance arises

Juventus are prepared to keep Moise Kean in the squad for next year and pay Everton a €4million loan fee, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

If the opportunity arises to sell him this summer however they will look to activate the €28million buy option in order to move him on immediately.

The 22-year-old has not had the success the Old Lady predicted when they took him back from the Toffees ahead of the season, paying a what Gazzetta call an “onerous” loan fee of €3million already and with an obligation to make the move permanent at the end of the 2022/23 season.

He has scored six times in all competitions, and is reportedly not satisfied as a back-up to January signing Dusan Vlahovic.

But there now seems to be more hope than there was previously for him to contribute in Turin next season, after previous reports that the Toffees had refused attempts to end the loan agreement altogether (Gazzetta dello Sport).

Machinations

With the Serie A giants deciding against making Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata’s similar two-year loan permanent there is a route back to prominence for Kean.

Given the right opportunity it is easily possible that he find the form that tempted the Toffees to shell out £25million for him three years ago.

But just four goals for the club, only two of which were in the Premier League, represented a disappointing return.

A loan to Paris Saint-Germain last season saw a resurgence to the tune of 17 goals in all competitions, prompting his former side to bring him back.

Given the financial constraints at Goodison the club would probably prefer the permanent transfer to be brought forward to this summer.

But a loan fee now and the full money next summer for a player who has proven surplus to requirements isn’t a bad return.

There had been interest from the Parc de Princes again, but with the massive money they are pumping Kylian Mbappe’s way to keep him from leaving it is unlikely they would be willing to give Juve the best part of £30million for a back-up striker.

From the players’ point of view, the softening of the stance at the Allianz Stadium is a positive as it gives him the opportunity at more minutes, and seems his most likely route back into form at this stage.

In other Everton news, the “cheap money” it would cost to make an exciting attacking signing means one pundit is completely behind the club’s pursuit of him.

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