By Sam Stone

27th Nov, 2022 | 1:13pm

Moise Kean exit from Goodison will surely open door for Boulaye Dia to join Everton

Mois Kean’s future is a talking point which is yet to be resolved with the Everton striker currently on loan at Serie A giants Juventus.

The 22-year-old has actually been in half-decent form for the Italian side, with five goals in 18 appearances so far in the 2022/23 campaign. Juventus have a £24million obligation to buy the striker at the end of his two-year loan spell in Turin (Sky Sports, 1 September).

Initially, there had been a reluctance from the Italian side to fork out a significant sum of money for the striker, but now, after his good form, it appears they’re worried he could well depart the club.

Juve Dipendenza suggest (21 November) the Serie A club are now “afraid of losing” Kean, with Newcastle United supposedly interested in bringing the striker back to the Premier League.

If Kean does make the move to the North East, it could well provide the Toffees with the funds and squad space to sign Villarreal forward Boulaye Dia. Tutto Salernitana report (12 October) Everton had been in contact with the La Liga club regarding a potential £14million move for the striker.

Dia is currently at the World Cup representing Senegal and got on the scoresheet in their 3-1 victory over hosts Qatar in their second group-stage fixture.

With Neal Maupay struggling for form and Dominic Calvert-Lewin injured, another striker is vital for Frank Lampard, particularly if Kean does leave the club in the future.

The lack of attacking threat has been evident all season, and until a consistent goal threat arrives on Merseyside, it’s an issue which will blight Lampard’s side’s progress.