Report: Everton have seven-figure sum rejected for wonderkid, Koeman to lodge new offer
By Will Butcher
Everton have had a £1million bid rejected for Sheffield United teen prodigy Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to a report.
The 19-year-old is in high-demand this summer after impressing on-loan at Northampton Town, scoring eight goals in 26 appearances for The Cobblers.
The Liverpool Echo have reported that Everton manager Ronald Koeman was keen to add the youngster to his under-21 side, but has seen his bid rejected.
The Echo believe that The Merseysiders are likely to weigh up another bid for Calvert-Lewin, who has also made 11 senior appearances for Sheffield United.
The youngster would go straight into Everton’s Under-21 set-up and become the third young recruit of the summer if he was to put pen to paper. The Toffees have already confirmed deals for Coventry City striker Bassala Sambou and Oldham Athletic goalkeeper Chris Renshaw.
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Calvert-Lewin has been with the League One club for over 10 years and signed a new long-term contract last year, keeping him at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2018.
Manager Chris Wilder is desperate to keep Calvert-Lewin at the club, and is under no pressure to sell the attacking midfielder who made nine League One appearances last season for Wilder’s side.
The Blades’ number 27, who has also had a loan spell at Stalybridge Celtic, is known for his quick pace and eye for goal.
In other Everton news, Koeman is not alone in his £30million pursuit of Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.