Rafael Leão left Lille for AC Milan in the summer and the Serie A side paid €25m plus bonuses to acquire his services.

Prior to his switch to the San Siro, there were other clubs believed to be interested in the Portugal U21 international and Everton were among them.

We carried a few reports discussing the Toffees interest in the striker, and there were even suggestions a move to Goodison Park would see his wages quadruple.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano gives an insight on the Merseyside club’s failed efforts to sign the 20-year-old for Italian website Calciomercato.

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He claims Marco Silva’s side had offered ‘more than €30m’ to the Ligue 1 side for Leão and the fee is clearly more than what Milan paid Lille for the player.

However, the attacker turned down the chance to sign for Everton because he had already made up his mind to join Milan.

Everton strengthened their attack by signing Moise Kean from Juventus.