By Emma Sanders
Everton fans have reacted with frustration on Twitter after their pursuits of midfield duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Steven N’Zonzi have taken major blows.
Following a busy fixtures schedule, it was not pleasing news for fans who found out they have had a huge bid for Schneiderlin turned down.
According to the Telegraph, Manchester United have turned down a £1 million bid for the midfielder and they are demanding an increased price.
The report revealed it would take another £5 million from Everton to pry the midfielder away from Old Trafford and fans are starting to get concerned.
As well as a failed bid for Schneiderlin, Everton’s pursuit of N’Zonzi also appears to have taken a turn in the wrong direction.
According to the Sun, the Sevilla midfielder is happy with his current club and will not opt for a return to the Premier League.
Everton fans are concerned about their cash-rich club’s failure to seal early window deals.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
think it's called negotiation not fail.
— mark palfreyman (@PalfreymanM) January 3, 2017
— Bluekipper.com (@bluekippercom) January 3, 2017
Sounds mad maybe but do #efc really need another defensively minded CM. Would you rather see young Davies play or Schneiderlin?
— Daniel O'Connor (@docefc) January 2, 2017
far to expensive if united want more than 24 million
— Alan Tyrer (@TyrerAlan) January 3, 2017
With Gueye now off to AFCON, #EFC can ill afford to be left short. Get Schneiderlin deal done ASAP and move on to other targets.
— Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) January 2, 2017
Strange one this. Koeman knows how good he is so surely knows his worth. If you want him so bad, pay the money!
— Aide Dews (@AidyDews) January 3, 2017
It means Ronald Koeman’s side will now face a struggle to replace the injured Yannick Bolasie and they may be forced to spend more than they had hoped to bring Schneiderlin to Goodison Park.
Everton have struggled to gain consistency this season and fans are desperate to see some improvement and a midfielder has become a priority in the January transfer window.
In other Everton news, the club are due to make their first signing within the next 24 hours.