Everton striker Moise Kean could be heading for the exit in January after less than six months at the club, reports the Daily Star.
The 19-year-old arrived at Goodison Park in a £27.5million deal from Juventus in August but has yet to score in 13 matches nor hold down a regular spot in the starting XI.
Kean arrived on Merseyside with a growing reputation after scoring seven times for the Old Lady last season and making his international bow with Italy, but appears to have stagnated this campaign.
According to an Italian journalist, Nicolo Schira, Bologna have enquired about taking the striker on loan for the rest of the season once the transfer window opens in three weeks time.
Kean put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract with Everton, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024, and the Toffees appear to be open to letting him go on a temporary basis in order to rediscover his goalscoring prowess.
But any move would depend on the incoming manager at Goodison Park following the sacking of Marco Silva earlier this month.
Kean failed to cement a place in Silva’s starting XI with Dominic Calvert-Lewis and Cenk Tosun being the preferred option.
The striker was an unused substitute when the Toffees beat Chelsea 3-1 last weekend under caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson.
Shanghai SIPG’s Vitor Pereira appears the favourite to succeed Silva in the Everton hotseat. The 51-year-old has won league titles in Portugal and Greece and guided Shanghai to the Chinese Super League title last year.
Ferguson will remain in charge of the Toffees when they visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday.