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Everton will not loan out Moise Kean

The Blues will not pursuing any loan agreements for the young forward this summer

Everton v Salford City - Carabao Cup Second Round Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Despite widespread rumours earlier this summer that PSG were negotiating with Everton for another loan deal for striker Moise Kean, it looks like the Toffees have dug in their heels and insisted they will only entertain a permanent transfer for the youngster.

Multiple media sources including Sky Sports and club insider Alan Myers are reporting that Everton will not be entering a loan deal for the player. Kean has two years left on his current contract and sending him out on loan would weaken any leverage the club has at the end of the current season.

Kean is yet to report to Finch Farm for preseason training as the club has players coming back in a phased return from their summer vacations as part of a COVID protocol.

The 21-year old was signed for about €30 million from Juventus in the summer of 2019, and after going through a lean first season with the Blues, was loaned out to Paris for the 2020-21 season. He landed on his feet in France making an immediate impression, featuring 41 times in all for the side laden with superstars like Kylian Mbappe. Kean ended up with 17 goals over the season mostly from the central striker position, upstaging his countryman Mauro Icardi.

PSG have been reportedly negotiating for another loan for the player, but with the French side making big splashes in the transfer market for Gianluigi Donnarumma (free agent) and Achraf Hakimi, it’s looking like Everton want to get paid upfront too. The rumoured transfer fee being negotiated is in the €45 million range, which represents a tidy profit for the Blues should they sell. Juve still have the right of first refusal on their youth product, and rumours of a return to Turin still persist.

Last season Everton struggled with quality backup for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with January loan signing Josh King not getting much of a chance to show what he could have done in DCL’s place. Kean has the advantage of already knowing the club and the pace of the game in England, but word has it that the player would rather be playing under the bright lights of Paris on the world stage than on Merseyside with no European competition. There has been no indication yet from new manager Rafa Benitez on how he feels about Kean, and whether he wants to keep him.