Sportitalia: Nice reportedly want both Kean and Marchisio
- There is a belief that the dual transfer might happen
- Both players are allegedly open for the move
Balotelli has been courted by Marseille all summer, and it appears that a move will be finalized in the coming days. Moise Kean, the recent star of the Under-19 World Cup, scoring a brace which helped Italy stage a momentary comeback against Portugal in the final. He could be headed for Nice, as per Sportitalia. Udinese are also believed to be in the running for the youngster's signature.
The 20-year-old striker was sent on loan to Verona last season, but recent reports had the Bianconeri looking to sell the young attacker - with the caveat that he’d have a very cheap buy-back clause in case he pans out. Kean could be the answer for the team now managed by ex-Juve midfielder Patrick Vieira. Juventus are ready to renew Kean's contract, should he leave the club on a loan deal, which at the moment remains the most probable solution.
🔄 Transfer— OGCNice Daily (@ogcn_eng) August 8, 2018
Nice is interested by young and talented @juventusfcen’s forward, Moise Kean. A loan with option to buy may be possible. Italian side wants also to add a buy back clause in the deal. Spanish and Serie A competition for les aiglons on their target.
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Furthermore, the French side are also targeting Claudio Marchisio's signature following Jean Michael Seri move to Fulham. The 32-year-old midfielder haunted by injuries might be open to the transfer as he sees no prospect of getting much playing time next season after Emre Can's arrival. The Bianconeri product and fans' favourite, who has a contract until 2020, spent most part of last season sidelined with injuries.
Is it time to let Marchisio leave?