It’s no surprise that Forest’s name has been thrown into the mix. A lot of media outlets are presuming that the Reds are in talks over lots of players, with some likely to have little substance.
This feels like one of them. Forest have signed Emmanuel Dennis, with Hwang Ui-Jo also close to joining. Sam Surridge and Taiwo Awoniyi are also at the football club too.
Kean is currently due to play for Juventus next season. He joined the club on a two-year loan deal last summer and they have an obligation to buy him at the end of it.
Given that last season didn’t really work out though, the Serie A club could part ways with Kean. That has led to some talks beginning with Forest, according to Corriere dello Sport.
This could be an idle piece of gossip. If it isn’t, Forest shouldn’t be considering a deal for Kean and they’d be wise to walk away from this one.
Now is the time for cool heads. Forest have already signed a lot of players this summer and some of the more cynical supporters feel that too many have already been added.
That does seem unfair towards the club. The bench looked particularly weak at Newcastle and it’s important to remember that depth is required as well as regular starters.
Forest linked with Kean but they can’t consider this deal
There is something amiss with the Italian performer. Indeed, if Everton felt he was capable of knuckling down and becoming a Premier League player, they’d have probably kept him.
Instead, they loaned him out and he’s not really caught fire in Italy. Last season, he scored just six goals and claimed three assists for Juventus from 44 appearances.
At 22, he does tick the box that suggests there is still some potential there. For Everton though, he found the net just four times from 39 outings in the first team.
There will also be the finances involved. This would hardly be a cheap loan deal, with Everton likely to want a hefty loan fee and his £49,000-a-week wages paying in full.
Forest have done some really good business this summer. They mustn’t now start undoing that work by stockpiling players that they don’t really need.
As a result, the club must abandon any considerations to land Kean before the transfer window closes.