The media are at it again this time claiming that Everton are keen on signing Argentina forward Paul Dybala but that the much-sought after striker will turn them down.
The Kean saga has been running now for weeks, even months and we still don’t know for sure where he will be moving to PSG, back to Juventus or maybe another club, or if he might even still stay at Goodison Park.
If, as seems likely Kean does leave this summer, there is a lot of talk about who the Toffees might consider trying to bring in to replace the young Italian forward.
The Blues do need further reinforcements up front in particular the team needs more pace and natural width especially on the right.
Dybala does fit that profile and he is a very good player who was at one time on the radar of a number of top European clubs.
He can play several different attacking positions, including both centrally and wide on the right where Everton most need alternatives. Like his fellow South American James Rodriguez, he’s a left-footed attacker who can cut inside.
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This season though the Argentine forward has been out of the Juve team and has been way below his best, his form has declined and the goals have dried up to some extent.
Past campaigns though underline how good a player he is creating and scoring goals at the highest level in both Italian and European football.
But according to this report there are fewer clubs now chasing him even though his contract at Juventus runs down and he is able to leave for free next year.
Juve are themselves very short of money and are desperate to try and cash in on some of the assets they have, Dybala being one of them. So they are willing to sell some of their best players in this summer window.
One of the many versions of the Kean transfer story includes a possible swap with Everton sending the striker they signed in 2019 back to Turin in exchange for one or possibly two players coming the other way.
We’ve looked at this scenrario as well and the possible player options, (such as Adrien Rabiot), that the Blues might be able to include in such a swap deal. But if that were to happen, it doesn’t look as though Dybala will be one of them.