The 20-year-old, who enjoyed a glittering loan stint with the Bulls last season – scoring five goals in 11 matches – returned to the Toffees during pre-season but has yet to force his way into Marco Silva’s first-team plans.
So far, RB Leipzig have had four offers knocked back by Everton for Lookman, who is apparently a man the Premier League outfit want to keep at Goodison Park.
Lookman arrived on Merseyside in January 2017 from Charlton and despite a bright start, including a debut goal over Manchester City, his chances have since been limited.
According to Calciomercato, the Croatian World Cup finalist had the opportunity to sign for Jose Mourinho’s men but instead opted to stay in Turin and fight for his place, despite Cristiano Ronaldo‘s arrival.
The 32-year-old, reportedly, had long since been on United’s radar, however, their attempts to acquire the former Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid forward failed to materialise even though Mandzukic was offered a sizeable contract offer.
The Blues’ mercurial No10 has long since been linked with the Bernabeu and has himself made no secret of the fact he would love to wear the Los Blancos jersey.
But, with the La Liga transfer window deadline fast approaching on August 31, it appears unlikely the 27-year-old will move to the Whites.
Indeed, Hazard’s father, Thierry, feels his son’s chances of switching to the Spanish capital might be over after a previous deal broke down between club and player.
“I can’t say why it did not go through (before),” he said in an interview with Hiet Nieuwsblad.
“Not because I don’t want to, because I don’t know. Maybe they have a policy where they want to give the youth a chance. Eden will have one more year on his contract next summer, but he may never end up in Madrid.”