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Everton table last-ditch attacker bid to seal January signing No 4 – report

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Everton have made an offer to sign Sweden attacker Dejan Kulusevski on loan from Juventus, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper reported via their print edition on Thursday [27 January, page six] that due to Financial Fair Play limitations, the Blues have only made a loan offer for the 21-year-old forward.

However, it is understood that Juventus want a “rich ransom” for Kulusevski, who is “available” to move before the 31 January transfer deadline.

Corriere dello Sport adds that the former Atalanta attacker is also “waiting for a more attractive” club than Everton.

Let’s face it, why would Kulusevski leave Juventus?

Juve still have an outside chance of winning Serie A, are in the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia and in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Everton are managerless, in a crisis, hamstrung by FFP and falling closer and closer towards a Premier League relegation battle.

It hurts to see that Kulusevski wants to see if a more attractive club than Everton wants to sign him but we really do not blame him.

Plus, who is trying to sign the Juve attacker? We have no manager and no director of football. No one at Goodison Park is in charge of transfers right now.

Until a manager is appointed or a quickfire boardroom hire is made to help oversee transfers, we doubt that the Blues will be signing anyone else.

We may see one or two exits. But that is likely to be it in terms of transfer business for the January window with Nathan Patterson, Vitaly Mykolenko and Anwar El Ghazi brought in.

As for Kulusevski, he’s a player who we would like to see the Toffees sign but it wouldn’t make sense to sign him on loan unless there was a chance to make the deal permanent.