Tuesday June 25 2019
Juve sacrifice Kean for De Ligt?

Juventus are reportedly weighing up the possibility of sending striker Moise Kean to Ajax in part exchange for Matthijs de Ligt.

Juve remain locked in talks for De Ligt, with Corriere della Sera claiming there was a four-hour meeting between sporting director Fabio Paratici and the defender’s agent Mino Raiola on Monday.

Gazzetta dello Sport goes on to explain that Juve could offer Kean to help facilitate the Dutchman’s arrival, despite the considerable distance over personal terms.

The 19-year-old broke into the Bianconeri’s first team last season, scoring seven goals in 17 appearances.

However, he has yet to sign a new contract and is also the subject of interest from Premier League side Everton.

Moreover, the Old Lady would have been unimpressed with his conduct while on Italy Under-21 duty, his tardiness excluding him from the Azzurrini’s final Euro U21 game against Belgium.

Although Juve are prepared to sell him for at least €30m, La Gazzetta warns they want to include a buyback option, which neither the player nor Raiola are willing to accept.

Il Corriere, meanwhile, writes Blaise Matuidi’s future similarly came up for discussion, the midfielder ‘tempted’ by a possible return to France with Monaco.