Everton loanee Moise Kean wanted by Newcastle as Juventus eye Allan Saint-Maximin
Newcastle are interested in signing Moise Kean once the Everton striker makes his loan move to Juventus permanent, according to Juve Dipendenza.
The 22-year-old forward is midway through his second season on loan in Serie A, having struggled at Goodison following a £27million move from Turin in 2019.
There is an obligation to make the move permanent at the end of the current season for £24million, on top of the £6million loan fee that has already been paid [Sky Sports].
Juventus were not enamoured with the prospect of spending that money as the Italy international struggled to replicate his previous form at the club, but five goals in his last five appearances before the World Cup break has changed the situation.
But according to the latest report, the Old Lady is now “afraid of losing him” with the resurgent Magpies sniffing about and the player “eager to redeem himself in England after his bad experience with Everton.”
The Italian giants are reportedly interested in French attacker Saint-Maximin, who has endured an injury hit campaign in the North-east, so a potential swap deal is now being mooted.
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What a difference a few weeks makes, as prior to 21 October Kean hadn’t scored once this season and he was essentially unwanted at the Allianz Stadium.
His sudden explosion in form has made him an asset again for Max Allegri and apparently made the club far more amenable to keeping him long term.
Now it seems that the dynamic that they had been hoping for in the previous summer transfer window has arisen, as a club are prepared to take him off their hands.
The irony in the entire situation is that Everton needs help in attack more than ever, with Richarlison long gone, Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury problems ongoing, and the likes of Neal Maupay and Anthony Gordon in poor form.
A return to Goodison has long been off the table however, and the only thing the Toffees will care about is receiving the millions that they are due for him.
Should he return to the Premier League immediately after finally ending his time on the books at the club it would be a surprise, and fans will hope not to be on the receiving end of the kind of goalscoring success he was unable to find on Merseyside.