Moise Kean does not have a future at Everton and Carlo Ancelotti’s recent comments about his future are device to “big up” his fee.
The is the view of ex-England and Premier League defender Danny Mills speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Italian claimed Kean could be an “important player” for his side next season.
The striker is currently enjoying a loan spell with Paris Saint-Germain but Ancelotti told the Liverpool Echo: “If Paris Saint Germain wants him they have to open discussions about him.
“We are open but if nothing happens then he will be an Everton player next season and an important player.”
Fabrizio Romano reports the Merseyside outfit are negotiating to offload the 21-year-old in the summer and will demand a fee of just over £43million.
“It didn’t happen for Moise Kean at Everton in any way shape or form for whatever reason,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“It just didn’t work. Football is still a business. It’s very much a people business. We all understand that and what that means.
“You’ve got to big up your assets and if you’re looking to move them on you’ve got to big them up as well to get as much value as possible.
“If you say they’re rubbish suddenly their value plummets. It doesn’t make sense.
“So yes, there’s a little bit of smoke and mirrors at times to keep values maybe a little bit higher.”
Kean arrived on Merseyside almost two years ago for £27.5million (Sky) but found the net just twice in 29 Premier League games in his first season.
The Italy international has 16 goals in 34 appearances this term for PSG.