Everton have been linked with Denzel Dumfries for much of the summer.

Prior to Euro 2020, it was repeatedly reported the Premier League club were keen on the PSV player and would make an effort to take him to Goodison Park.

The Netherlands international arrived for his Inter Milan medical on Friday morning, and it’s now abundantly clear he won’t be moving to Merseyside. Several reports in Italy have stated Everton made efforts to sign the fullback, and were then knocked back by the player.

Some claims even stated the Toffees had agreed a fee with PSV, only for Marcel Brands to be snubbed by the player, who only wanted Inter. That’s of course a good story for an Italian audience, and Friday’s De Telegraaf suggests it’s not true.

They say Everton ‘did not get involved’ with PSV for Dumfries, which presumably means they made no approach to the club for his signing. That could be because the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, told them there was no point, or alternatively the interest was overplayed.

According to the Dutch newspaper, ‘there was no huge interest’ in Dumfries, making it impossible for PSV to get the €20m+ they were asking for.