Everton have seen a bid for Roma wonderkid Cengiz Under knocked back by Roma, according to a report by Italian outlet TMW.
They report that the Toffees have stumped up 28 million euros (£24.7 million) but have seen it rebuffed by the Italian outfit.
Last month, a report from Under’s native Turkey (Turkish Football) claimed that Roma were holding out for 50 million euros (£44.2 million) for the 21-year-old.
The winger has had an impressive season and that is reflected by Everton’s interest in the winger to boost their options.
Under has apparently taken on the right midfield position vacated when Mo Salah left Rome to join Everton’s bitter rivals Liverpool.
Marco Silva’s current first-choice option in that role is the underwhelming Theo Walcott, with Brazilians Richarlison and Bernard able to play there but more comfortable out on the left.
Walcott’s Goodison Park spell is a failed experiment and an unwanted reminder of the Sam Allardyce era.
Under is one of the brightest young talents in Europe and would yet again signal Silva’s commitment to young talent and flowing football – he’s on a completely different level to busted flush Walcott, who ultimately failed to realise his vast potential as a young player.