The Blues went back to the negotiating table for the star midfielder, but were unable to secure a deal.
The Blues had been linked with the Ukrainian midfielder all summer, but had cooled their interest in signing him after talks with his club came to a stalemate last month.
However, they reportedly attempted to secure a deal with Kiev over the weekend in the hope of getting an agreement over the line before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
They were willing to meet his release clause of €20million, around £14.5million, but his current employers became difficult negotiators, with the Liverpool Echo claiming they began to ask for more money in order to sanction the sale.
With Kiev performing in the Champions League, it is felt that should their star man put in some notable displays, then they will be able to sell them him for a bigger fee in January, potentially to one of Europe’s leading clubs.
Unfortunately for the Toffees, it also seems the player was never entirely sold on a switch to Goodison Park either, despite him being keen on a move away from his hometown club.