Nottingham Forest will rival Fulham to sign Everton striker Moise Kean, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Italian transfer guru does have some bad news for Forest fans though, explaining that Kean isn’t keen on a City Ground switch.

Steve Cooper’s team won promotion last month. They defeated Huddersfield in the play-off final to end 23 years of hurt.

The challenge is clear; sign some new players and ensure their return to the Premier League isn’t short-lived.

Forest rival Fulham for Kean
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Kean is an interesting name to be doing the rounds from a Forest perspective, given that he’s not taken to Premier League football.

The 22-year-old spent last season back at Juventus. He found the net six times and registered three assists for the Old Lady.

Now, he’s back at Everton. Frank Lampard is unlikely to entrust him in his senior ranks next season and as a result, he could be on his way out of Goodison Park.

His time with the Toffees has been drab. In 39 appearances he’s scored just four goals and claimed two assists.

At 22, time is on Kean’s side. For Forest, however, they perhaps need someone who really wants to be at the club and that doesn’t look like being Kean.

Di Marzio claims that a move to Forest was mentioned to the Everton man. The Italy international immediately rejected the proposal and it seems as though the deal could be dead from the outset.

It does claim that he’s not convinced at the moment. If Forest can make some other stellar additions this summer, perhaps his mindset will change in the future.

Forest rival Fulham for Kean but they should look elsewhere

The 12-cap international was viewed as one of the world’s top talents as a teenager. It’s fair to say that so far he’s failed to live up to his early billing.

Kean’s career has stagnated somewhat and he just doesn’t look up to the Premier League.

Forest rival Fulham for Kean
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His time at Everton has been desperately poor. As a result, he’s now got two newly promoted teams offering to give him a shot at redemption.

Kean rejecting those advances perhaps says it all about his attitude – which has come into question previously during his career.

The striker earns £49,000-a-week at Everton and he will hardly come cheap to any club that does sign him.

Forest would be wise to quickly move on from Kean and start pursuing other transfer targets this summer.

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