Everton have put a huge £70m price tag on the head of striker Moise Kean this summer, claims a transfer expert.
Kean penned a season-long contract at Paris Saint-Germain in October. But failed to hit the heights at Goodison Park with just two goals last season, he is flying in the French capital.
The 20-year-old has hit 14 goals in all competitions and has caught the eye of his former club Juventus.
Kean claims he could have returned to Juve but instead opted for a loan to the Ligue 1 giants and his decision is paying dividends.
The striker joined the Toffees for £27.5m in 2019 and said he was “not particularly upset to have left English football” last year.
But, according to transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano, via the Daily Mail, Everton would want a fee of around £70m for the Italian this summer. Kean has just over three years remaining on his contract at Goodison and his potential is there for all to see.
It was reported back in October that PSG were keen for him to stay. Negotiations to make the deal permanent for a fee of around £31m were said to have begun. Since then though the price has risen significantly.
New manager Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be a big admirer, although a move back to Juve has been mooted.
Speaking after his goal in PSG’s 4-1 victory over Barcelona this week, Kean told Calciomercato the club would always be special to him.
Juventus always in Kean’s heart
“Yes, in Paris I’m doing very well, we are a magnificent group, everyone welcomed me well, the staff followed me every day to improve me 100 per cent,” said the Vercelli-born forward.
“It is not forgotten, Juventus will always be in the heart. It is the first team that made his debut, I will never forget it. I always watch matches.”
Last month Carlo Ancelotti said he was pleased with Kean’s progress and would keep an open mind on the player’s future.
“He is scoring a lot of goals, he shows his quality. He is our player and he will be back in June,” he told Sky Sports News. “All the time we have to take into consideration what the player thinks because the players are human.
“If the player wants to come back we will be happy to have him, if the player wants to stay with Paris Saint-Germain, we have to talk with Paris Saint-Germain.”