Everton manager Frank Lampard has turned down the opportunity to bring Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks to the club, according to The Telegraph.
The report claims that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy originally floated the idea of including Winks as part of a deal to bring Toffees forward Richarlison to north London but was not of interest to Lampard.
Winks has been heavily linked with a move to Merseyside with Sky Sports reporting last week that Lampard had given the green light for the club to proceed with a move for the England international.
Levy and his Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright were spotted dining out together last night by former BBC North America Editor, Jon Sopel who was seated at the next table to the two chairmen.
The transfer rumour mill is starting to kick into overdrive with contrasting reports on whether clubs are actually interested in players.
One thing is for certain, Winks’ time at Tottenham is over, especially with the recent arrival of Yves Bissouma from Brighton. If Everton aren’t interested, there will be other suitors where a move to the likes of Crystal Palace could prove to be a good switch for the academy product.