There was a time this year when it really seemed like Flamengo wonderkid Reinier was on his way to Everton.

Reports from Brazil said the Toffees were offering €40m for the player, who hadn’t even made his debut for the Rio De Janeiro side at the time.

But the last report we covered about this chase said things had cooled down. In mid August, Globo Esporte said Everton wanted to make a new evaluation and perhaps get Reinier for less than that amount.

That may have happened, but not in a positive way. Because according to Yahoo’s Jorge Nicola today, the Toffees had a bid for the teenager turned down.

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The report claims that last month, according to two sources involved in the negotiations, Everton offered €30m to sign Reinier. But Flamengo’s bargaining stance is they’re only letting him go if his €70m release clause is triggered.

“Flamengo didn’t even want to continue the conversations and already ruled it out right away,” a person who takes care of Reinier’s career told Jorge Nicola.

The Brazilian club are now working to give the wonderkid a new contract, since the current deal expires in December 2020. Negotiations should only take place once he returns from the U-17 World Cup.

A situation for Everton to keep an eye on.