Report: Everton's £18m bid for Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie rejected, asking price nearer £30m

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Everton have reportedly had a bid for Yannick Bolasie rejected.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie celebrates scoring their second goal with Freddie LadapoCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie celebrates scoring with Freddie Ladapo

According to The Guardian, Everton have failed with a bid of around £18m for Crystal Palace's star winger Yannick Bolasie.

The Toffees have money to spend thanks to the investment of Farhad Moshiri, but have so far only been able to add goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Idrissa Gueye to their first team, having signed from Fulham and Aston Villa respectively.

Crystal Palace's Yannick BolasieCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Manager Ronald Koeman will be looking for additions in the final weeks of the transfer window, and with money to spend, Everton could be one of the busiest teams in the market this month.

Now, The Guardian report that Everton have made a bid of £18m for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie – but the Eagles have rejected the offer in search of more money.

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during a press conferenceYannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during a press conference

Bolasie, 27, joined Palace from Bristol City back in 2012, and has become a Premier League star at Selhurst Park, impressing with his devastating combination of pace and power, with few full backs able to handle him.

One of the criticisms levelled at the DR Congo international is that he doesn't score enough goals, having found the net only 13 times in 143 games for Palace, including six goals in all competitions last season.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Crystal Palace's Yannick BolasieManchester United's Michael Carrick and Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Everton seemingly aren't deterred by that though, and with Koeman looking for a new winger given the Toffees' problems on the left-hand side of midfield, the Dutchman has made a huge bid to lure Bolasie to Goodison Park.

It's claimed that Palace want nearer £30m for Bolasie though – despite having two other star wingers in Wilfried Zaha and Andros Towsnend – and Everton will now have to decide whether to return with a new bid.

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