At this point it’s not even a rumour any more though, with the Blues certainly in for the player though there remains some serious competition for the player from sides that will be involved in European football such as Borussia Dortmund in Germany and Champions League semi-finalists Ajax Amsterdam.
Now it appears Juve have set the price for the youngster - it’s going to be €40m (£35.7m), but only on condition a buy-back clause is in place, the amount of which is rumoured at €60m.
Previous reports have indicated that Everton were willing to pay in that range, but with no buy-back clause inserted, so there remain some negotiations to be done. The sporting director for the Italian side Fabio Paratici is currently in London negotiating a deal for Aston Villa to get goalkeeper Mattia Perin, and there has been chatter that he might resolve the Kean to Merseyside issue while he is here too.
The 19-year-old youngster has already been capped for the Italy senior side, and scored six times in thirteen games last season. He is managed by super-agent Mino Raiola who is on good terms with Everton majority shareowner Farhad Moshiri, and Marcel Brands will be hoping to leverage that to expedite this.