Everton slash asking price for right-back Jonjoe Kenny

Everton are prepared to listen to offers of around £5 million for Jonjoe Kenny if they sign a new right-back this summer, Football Insider reports.

Kenny has been on the fringes of the first-team squad in recent years, and he was loaned out to Celtic during the back end of last season.

The Toffees are searching for a new right-back to provide cover and competition to Seamus Coleman, and they have been linked with multiple names.

Kenny was valued at £7m at the turn of the year. With 11 months left on his contract, he could be sold for £5m if a new right-back is recruited.

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At the beginning of the summer, the Toffees were heavily linked with PSV Eindhoven’s Denzel Dumfries, and talks were planned after Euro 2020.

The Dutchman ended up having a superb tournament despite Netherlands’ early exit. PSV are now holding out for a fee of around £20m.

This has put the Toffees off. They are now eyeing a deal for Royal Antwerp’s Aurelio Buta, who has also been linked with Celtic.

£3m fee could be sufficient to land him. This could pave the way for the departure of Kenny, who is not in the plans of Rafael Benitez.

The 24-year-old bagged four assists in 16 outings for Celtic earlier this year. It remains to be seen whether they approach to re-sign him.

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