Report: Liverpool and Everton unwilling to meet Charlton's asking price for Ezri Konsa

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool and Everton both look set to snub the chance to move for Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa this month.

Ezri Konsa of Charlton Athletic runs with the ball during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Peterborough United at The Valley on November 28, 2017 in London,...

According to a report from the Daily Mail's live transfer feed (24th January 2018; 15:14), Ezri Konsa looks set to end the January transfer window as a Charlton Athletic player with neither Liverpool or Everton currently prepared to meet his £5 million asking price.

Konsa is one of the most exciting talents in the Football League right now, and is coming through at a club that has produced a long line of academy prospects who have gone on to play at the highest level at some stage in their careers.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on August 27, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Mail reports that Liverpool and Everton have watched the centre-back closely in recent times, and it appeared that the Premier League pair may be tempted to step up their efforts to bring the 20-year-old in this month.

However, the Mail adds that the Addicks have slapped a £5 million price-tag on the youngster, and that has put the Reds and the Toffees off a potential move during this window.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Mail suggests that Charlton had hoped to use Konsa's potential sale to boost their transfer kitty. So perhaps it may not be out of the question to suggest that Everton or Liverpool, or any other team interested, may use the League One side's desire to sign more players to try and negotiate the price down slightly.

But as things stand, it appears that both Liverpool and Everton are prepared to shelve any plans they had to pursue Konsa - for this window, at least.

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