By Pranav Shahaney

21st Aug, 2022 | 7:10am

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri reportedly does not see Leeds United target Moise Kean as part of his plans for this season.

According to Calciomercato, the Italy international who is on loan and expected to be bought by the Old Lady from Everton, may play his football elsewhere this season.

It’s understood that both Leeds and Newcastle are willing to shell out £17million in order to sign the 22-year-old this summer.

Allegri excluded Kean from the friendly against Atletico Madrid and the fee to buy him outright does complicate things for the Serie A side who are playing in the Champions League as well.

Worth a punt

Leeds have been linked with a few average strikers this summer and Kean is definitely an upgrade on them.

Missing out on Charles De Ketelaere and Arnaud Kalimuendo was a blow but Leeds cannot just give up and not pursue other options.

Kean would come to Elland Road with decent Premier League experience and will also have matured as a player since he last played a full season in the country.

At 22, he’s still far from his peak and will only get better under the right manager and system if he’s played regularly.

While he has been a bit part player, he has amassed experience of playing in big leagues as well as the Champions League and that definitely has to count for something.

Jesse Marsch could be looking at all these attributes and the price Leeds are looking to sign him for and think that it may not be the worst idea in the world to bring him to the club this summer.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites could make a final push for an international striker after he was left out of his side’s matchday squad over the weekend.