More Italian sources continue to suggest Moise Kean could return to Juventus on loan from Everton, even without an option to buy.
The 20-year-old was purchased from Juve last summer for €27.5m plus bonuses, but failed to settle in under different managers.
He contributed two goals and two assists in 33 competitive games for the Toffees.
According to Tuttosport and Sportitalia, a return to Juventus on loan is increasingly likely, although it could be towards the end of the month.
If it is just a loan with no option to buy, then Juve would be able to help his maturation process and Everton could keep hold of his contract.
Kean has two goals in just five senior caps for Italy, plus 11 goals in 35 Serie A games, some of them while on loan at Verona.
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