Silva refuses to speak on Moise Kean until transfer is announced

Everton boss Marco Silva has refused to speak on the qualities of Moise Kean, considering the club have yet to land his signature. The Toffees are widely reported to have won the race to sign the Italy international from Juventus but an announcement has been held back with the marksman yet to complete the necessary formalities with the club.

Speaking to reporters, the Toffees head coach said: “I can’t talk about him now as there is nothing official. Let us see what we can do. I hope we can finalise it. In this moment, we have Cenk, Dominic – a young striker – and we are looking for a striker to improve our squad. Once we have signed him, then I can tell you about the feedback and what is my feelings about him.”

The Merseyside giants have lacked the presence of a regular goalscorer since the departure of Romelu Lukaku a couple of years ago and they seem determined to sort the concern this summer. Judging by the backend of the previous season, Dominic Calvert-Lewin appeared to be finding his feet upfront, but the Toffees are still eager to add competition for places with Cenk Tosun yet to prove himself with the club.

In Kean, the Toffees are set to get a hard-working striker with the physical presence and it remains to be seen whether he can adapt to the demands of the Premier League. Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Arsenal had made a late attempt to hijack the deal from the grasp of the Toffees but the move did not materialise with the teenager concerned about the gametime.

The 19-year-old was impressive for Juventus last season where he contributed seven goals from 17 appearances. He has also excelled with Italy for whom he has netted two times from just three caps.