According to the Daily Mail, Everton remain interested in Sam Byram – but they will not meet Leeds United £6 million asking price.
Byram’s future at Elland Road has been heavily speculated about, with Steve Evans telling the Yorkshire Evening Post that he would need to sit down with the defender and discuss his future imminently.
The 22-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season, but Leeds are not keen on selling him at a cut price.
The Whites still want a sizeable fee for the right-back, and that has put Everton off making a bid, as things stand.
The Toffees are a side who have been keen to sign the Football League’s brightest youngsters – and they have brought in the likes of John Stones and Mason Holgate from the lower leagues in recent times.
Everton reportedly feel that Byram could have similar potential to play at Goodison Park, but they may be left to wait until his contract expires.
Byram has played a key role for Leeds ever since breaking through to their first-team in 2012, and he now has experience of playing in 134 senior matches.