Juventus have been warned by Moise Kean’s father that they risk losing the youngster over broken promises relating to tractors.
Biorou Kean claims that the Serie A champions vowed to provide him with agricultural machinery as part of an agreement to keep the highly rated forward in Turin.
He is still waiting on delivery of such equipment, placing his son’s future at the Italian club into doubt.
At 17 years of age, the first man born in the 21st century to grace the Champions League cannot commit to a professional contract without the blessing of his parents, and Biorou is not happy.
He told Tuttosport: "Juventus offered a contract of €700,000-a-year, which was fine, but the problem is they had also promised me some tractors for my agricultural business in the Ivory Coast, but now they say there is no budget for them.
"I've got several hectares of land in the Ivory Coast which I would like to cultivate with rice and corn.
"I asked for this agricultural machinery and they told me there wouldn't be any problems, but now things have changed."
It now remains to be seen whether Kean will commit to terms at Juve or look elsewhere, with Premier League heavyweights Arsenal and Chelsea among those reported to be closely monitoring his situation.
It is also unclear who will be leading any contract discussions, be that in Italy or elsewhere, with Biorou Kean also rubbishing claims from ‘super agent’ Mino Raiola that he now represents the player.
He added: "[Raiola] says that he is my son's agent, but the truth is we have never signed any agreement.
"In fact, if I were to choose, I would choose another agent."
Kean made his Juve debut at the age of 16 against Pescara in November 2016.
He opened his goal account for the club on the final day of the season against Bologna, becoming the first player born in the 2000s to find the target in one of Europe’s top five leagues.