And it just so happens that the current situation is forcing Juve to move awfully fast.
There may be a handful of names being linked to Juventus depending on what Italian media publication that you read. But when it comes to who Juve appear to be focusing on, that seems to be former primavera product Moise Kean, who was sold by the club two years ago and has quite the desire to not spend another season with Everton. (Or at least anywhere close to Liverpool.) According to SportItalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, Juventus and Kean have agreed to personal terms on a contract if he is to return to the club.
There are conflicting reports about just how a Kean deal would be structured. In Pedulla’s report Friday evening, he says that Juventus would get Kean on loan with a €25 million obligation to buy him next summer. However, according to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus would like Kean on loan but without an obligation to buy next summer.
Everton, as you can probably imagine, would want Juventus to have a fixed obligation to buy considering that the 21-year-old Kean is not in new manager Rafa Benitez’s plans this season. (If you’re appearing in the early rounds of the Carabao Cup and you’re on one of the bigger English sides’ roster, it’s likely that you’re not a regular starter by any means.)
Other names linked to Juventus: Maurio Icardi, Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca, who was last linked with a move to Turin during the winter transfer window in January.
Di Marzio maintains that Kean is at the top of Juve’s list of potential striker signings.
Kean, as you might think, has an upper hand to join Juventus in the final days of the current transfer window because Allegri is familiar with him compared to the other three names above. Remember, it was Allegri who gave Kean, then a teenager, the first handful of senior team experiences he got both domestically and in Europe during the 2018-19 season.
And while he wouldn’t be cheap, Kean is definitely a buy-low candidate that, by every indication in the Italian media over the last couple of days, wants to come back to Juventus.