Lyon starlet turned down Toffees - report
Lyon midfielder Lucas Tousart turned down the opportunity to make a move to Everton in January, according to reports from France.
With Everton concerned they could lose midfielder Idrissa Gueye to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain over the January window, the Merseyside outfit are believed to have lined up Tousart as a replacement.
The 21-year-old has emerged as a real talent in an ever-improving Lyon side and was seen as the ideal man to fill the void should Gueye have left Goodison Park.
However, reports from France suggest Gueye would have been handed his dream move to the Parc des Princes but Tousart declined the chance to make the move to Everton.
The Toffees now look unlikely to go back in for Tousart, even if they do lose Gueye in the summer.
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