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Everton set sights on Maupay & McKennie while Juventus monitor Kean

By Andrew Thompson Published: August 26, 2021 7:09 pm

Last Updated: August 26, 2021 9:10 pm

Everton transfer news In this article, we will bring you all of today’s Everton transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the rest of this month.

Toffees tracking potential deal for Neal Maupay Everton boss Rafael Benítez has dipped his toes in the water on the south coast recently, with the Toffees being linked with surprise interest in Brighton’s Neal Maupay.

The Seagulls’ French center forward has begun the season in bright fashion at the Amex Community Stadium, hitting two goals in the club’s opening two fixtures of the new campaign.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – JUNE 20: Neal Maupay of Brighton and Hove Albion scores his team’s second goal past Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

But with Everton facing the possibility of key forward Richarlison being the subject of advances from Paris Saint-Germain should the club sell Kylian Mbappé before the end of the transfer window, Benítez would be left with Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the only recognized center-forward he is intent on keeping at Goodison Park.

While Maupay remains vital to Graham Potter’s plans, the chance to ply his trade for a club in the hunt for European football may be a difficult one to pass up.

Everton joins the race for midfielder Weston McKennie; face stiff competition. Despite a bright start in his inaugural season in Turin, American international midfielder Weston McKennie looks to be on his way out of Juventus this summer, with new boss Massimiliano Allegri said to be left unconvinced.

As a result, Everton has joined the fray to try to secure his services.

TURIN, ITALY – AUGUST 14: Juventus player Weston McKennie ahead of the pre-season friendly match between Juventus and Atalanta at Allianz Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Getty Images)

A versatile 8 who can also reliably be deployed as a 6, McKennie’s star has risen rapidly after his breakthrough in Gelsenkirchen at Schalke 04 and, when under Andrea Pirlo last term, the 22-year-old looked the part for Juventus.

A cadre of Premier League clubs are keen on bringing him to English shores, however, with Tottenham in the lead given Fabio Paratici’s presence as the man responsible for luring him away from the Bundesliga. Both Aston Villa and West Ham are also hot on the trail, so if Everton intend to steal a march on their league rivals amidst FFP concerns, they will have to move quickly, and could use James Rodríguez or Moise Kean as a makeweight in a potential deal.

Juve, for their part, are only prepared to listen to permanent offers, rather than any loan agreements.

Juventus still keen on Kean; loan deal is the only possibility Serie A giants Juventus have lodged interest in Italian international Moise Kean as the transfer window rapidly approaches its conclusion, according to Italian outlet SportMediaset.

Juve’s interest in Kean is not understood to be linked to the growing possibility that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Turin this summer, and as of now, the Bianconeri is the only club linked with a move for the player.

#Juventus are monitoring Moise #Kean, who could leave #Everton in the next days. First talks with the agent Mino #Raiola, who is working to move the italian striker. #transfers #EFC

— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) August 25, 2021

Everton is open to allowing Kean to leave once again after he spent 2020-21 in the French capital in a credible stint with Paris Saint-Germain, but Juventus is only prepared to bring the player back to the club in a loan capacity.

A deal could certainly be in the works, amid Everton’s growing interest in midfielder Weston McKennie, who also looks primed for a move away from Turin after just a single season at the J Stadium.

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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