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26 July 2019 15:46

Medhi Benatia Manchester United F.C. Manchester

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Two years after selling Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, Everton appear to be closing in on the ideal replacement. The Blues have spent the last two summers and more in search of someone to fill the void left by the Belgian striker and this year appears to be the one in which they'll do it. Everton have pursued Juventus striker Moise Kean throughout this transfer window, pushing hard to get a deal done and remaining patient while the Serie A champions decided what to do about the youngster. This week the situation has progressed in Everton's favour, and it seems that a deal is now close. Tuttosport report that the Toffees are 'on pole' to sign Kean this summer and are also ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers in their pursuit of the striker.

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Juventus director Fabio Paratici is even in England 'closing' a €40m deal, according to the newspaper, suggesting this move is very close to being completed. Tuttosport don't mention whether Kean wants the switch, although it has been suggested elsewhere that he is now positive about it. There is also no talk of a buy-back clause, which is strange given that's something Juventus have been insisting on from the start. Nonetheless, the sounds coming from both sides are now very positive, and with Paratici in England, Everton could complete this coup sooner rather than later. Follow @insidefutbol Juventus are hopeful of sparking off an auction for the services of teenage striker Moise Kean, who is wanted at Arsenal, Everton and Wolves this summer.

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The Italian champions are getting close to deciding to let the striker go as he has entered the final of his contract with the club. Mino Raiola, the player's agent, has been canvassing Europe to gather interest in his client and several clubs are considering snaring him away from Juventus this summer. Arsenal and Everton are interested in signing Kean and even Wolves have joined the pursuit of the Juventus striker. And according to Italian outlet TuttoJuve, the Bianconeri are looking to secure top money from Kean's departure and are keen to spark off an auction for his services. With Premier League clubs involved, the Italian champions believe that they can secure a fee in excess of €35m from Kean's departure.

Juventus also do not want to lose control of the talented striker and are expected to insist on including a buy-back clause in an agreement to sell the Italian. Kean is keen to play regular football next season and a move to the Premier League appeals to him. Everton appear to be closing in on a big-money move for Juventus striker Moise Kean – but would it be a good signing? According to Tuttosport, relayed in an article by Sports Witness, Juventus director Fabio Paratici is in England to finalise a €40 million transfer between the two clubs, with the Toffees now likely to beat Wolves in the race to land the Italian ahead of the new season. A move could also see the Serie A champions insert a buy-back clause in a potential deal, with reports claiming a transfer could be completed in the coming days. The news will come as a major boost to Toffees supporters, who have been calling out for an addition to lead the line for the club next season. Kean would certainly be able to do that, with the 19-year-old impressing for Juventus last season. The teenager averaged a goal in every other game during the previous campaign, impressing with his pace, power and intelligent play in attack. He appears to be a future star, and Marco Silva looks set to place his trust in the Italian to answer the goalscoring troubles at Goodison Park next season. Would a €40m move for Kean be a good piece of business?