Everton allegedly fended off interest from Manchester United in forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin earlier in the summer.
While the Red Devils have been strongly linked with an approach for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, they have long-term ambitions to land a new player for the middle of their attack.
According to a recent report from a British newspaper The Sun, that resulted in head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identifying Calvert-Lewin as a potential addition ahead of the new season.
However, the report states that the Toffees have placed an £80 million price tag on the 23-year-old, who has a deal at Goodison Park until the end of the 2024-25 term, a stance which quickly led to the Red Devils looking elsewhere.
The Englishman has contributed 28 goals from 116 top-flight appearances for Everton, four of which have been scored in the most recent fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion.
Meantime, teenage forward Ansu Fati has officially signed a fresh long-term contract with Barcelona, which includes an exit clause of €400m (£367m).
The 17-year-old ace enjoyed a breakthrough 2019-20 season at the Camp Nou outfit, scoring eight times and registering one assist in 33 games for the Catalan giants.
Earlier this summer, it was claimed that Manchester United were interested in the teenager and would be ready to pay a substantial fee to bring him to Old Trafford.
However, the talk surrounding the talent’s future has now ended as he has penned a new contract until June 2024.