Juventus working on new contract for record-breaker Kean

The 18-year-old could still be sent out on loan this season, but the Serie A champions want him to commit to a longer deal first

Juventus are looking to tie record-breaking frontman Moise Kean to a new deal, Goal understands.

The 18-year-old, who has re-written the history books since making a senior breakthrough in Turin, is currently working on a contract through to 2020.

Interest in luring him away from the Serie A champions has been shown, with La Liga outfit Leganes and Ligue 1 heavyweights Marseille having made approaches over the summer.

Juve are eager to ensure that they remain the ones to benefit from Kean’s considerable potential, however, and are planning to table fresh terms.

It could be that another loan switch is sanctioned for the youngster once a deal is agreed, with the 2017-18 campaign having been spent with Verona.

By the time that move was made, Kean had already become the first player born in the 21st century to make his debut in one of Europe’s top five divisions.

Juve handed him his bow as a 16-year-old in November 2016.

He has since become the first player born in the 2000s to grace a Champions League game and the first to score in an elite league – having netted against Bologna on the final day of the 2016-17 campaign.

More record-breaking was achieved in his most recent outing – once again relating to his date of birth - as Kean opened his goal account for Italy’s U21 side in a 2-0 victory over Tunisia 

He has also taken in another European outing for Juve this season, in a meeting with Young Boys, and is considered by Massimiliano Allegri to be a useful option for the present and future.

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The Bianconeri are pleased with the progress being made in his development and feel that upward curve can be maintained with an extended stay in Turin.

Working alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo in training is expected to present Kean with the opportunity to learn from and emulate some of the finest performers in the business.

He may face fierce competition for attacking berths at the Allianz Stadium, but the Vercelli native is held in the highest regard by Juve and they will be doing all they can to ensure that contract extension talks reach a positive conclusion.