Everton, Tottenham and West Ham were all interested in Inter Milan midfielder Matías Vecino in January, with the Toffees pushing hardest for his signature.
The Uruguayan midfielder was linked with a move away from Inter Milan during the transfer window, having fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte.
Everton were thought to be keen on his signature, with Carlo Ancelotti looking to sign a midfielder to bolster his options in that area.
Inter Live confirm their interest today, stating that they were one of several clubs to show an interest, alongside Tottenham, Valencia and West Ham.
Everton were the one to go the ‘furthest’ and offered ‘around €12m’ for Vecino, with the website stating that it was for ‘between loan and right’. So, presumably, a loan deal with a right to buy at €12m.
That was steadfastly refused by Inter’s management, who decided to keep Vecino and reintegrate him into Conte’s squad.
A move away from the Nerazzurri is not being completely ruled out, though, with it explain that AC Milan, Napoli and Lazio could all show an interest in the summer.
Lazio in particular would make sense, with Inter Live speculating that a swap deal involving defender Francesco Acerbi would not be unthinkable.
Whether Everton, Tottenham and West Ham will be interested in the summer isn’t mentioned, but we will likely be seeing them associated again when the window warms up in a couple of months.