On Sunday and Monday there was a lot of positivity in the Italian sport media over a potential Matias Vecino move to Everton.

Prior to that it had been thought the midfielder wasn’t keen on the move to Goodison Park, and then the slant changed.

It was explained that having realised he wouldn’t be part of Antonio Conte’s plans at Inter, Vecino was ready to run to the welcoming arms of Carlo Ancelotti.

Inter wanted €25m and a permanent transfer, a figure they later brought down to a €20m asking price. Everton were said to have offered €14m, which wasn’t close enough for the Milan club.

Tuesday saw the transfer start to die, and that’s echoed by Wednesday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport.

They explain negotiations between Everton and Inter have ended, and even if there was a final attempt from Merseyside today there’s not enough time to get a replacement.

Having accepted he wasn’t part of Conte’s core plans, it’s explained Vecino will now be reintegrated.