According to talkSPORT, Everton have turned down a shock bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Republic of Ireland international defender Seamus Coleman.
Reports suggest The French champions are keen on bolstering their defensive options in the remainder of the transfer window and identified the Toffees full-back as their top target.
The Ligue 1 champions were prepared to table a player-plus-cash deal worth £20million for Coleman’s services, but Everton, somewhat understandably, rejected the offer on the spot.
Coleman has made three appearances for the Toffees this season, averaging seven defensive actions and a pass completion rate of 82% throughout his involvement.
He is a key player in Roberto Martinez’s system and one that is unlikely to leave the club before the end of the summer window – no matter how much money the French champions are able to throw their way.
The 26-year-old, who moved to Goodison Park from Irish side Sligo Rovers in 2008 for just £60,000, signed a new long-term contract at Goodison Park last summer.