Everton striker Moise Kean’s difficult start to his career at Goodison Park continues after it emerged he was dropped from the squad for a breach of club rules.
The PA news agency understands the £27million summer signing from Juventus was omitted from the match-day 18 for Saturday’s win at Southampton after being late for a team meeting.
It was the second time manager Marco Silva had an issue with Kean’s timekeeping and as a result the forward, who travelled with the squad to the south coast, was punished.
Asked at Southampton why Kean had been omitted the Toffees boss, who received an apology from the player, would only say it was “a decision, just decision”.
Kean has started just four matches this season, two in the Premier League and two in the Carabao Cup, although in his last appearance he was substituted at half-time against Watford.
He has yet to score in the 11 games in which he has featured and has managed just nine shots, only one of which was on target, and one assist in 288 minutes of top-flight action.