Over the past 24 hours, we’ve seen a growing number of reports from Italy regarding an apparent interest from Everton in Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina.

Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday, for example, report the Toffees, who have sent a delegation to Italy to talk with various Serie A clubs, held a meeting with the Champions League finalists about two of their players: backup goalkeeper Neto and the aforementioned midfielder.

However, Sport Witness understands that Everton, while looking to bolster their squad for next season, aren’t looking for a player of Mario Lemina’s ilk, and are not after the Juventus man.

After all, having bought Idrissa Gueye and Morgan Schneiderlin last season, as well as the emergence of Tom Davies under Ronald Koeman, plus Gareth Barry and James McCarthy also providing competition for primarily two centre midfield roles, adding another one to the mix makes little sense.

That doesn’t mean that a transfer for the Gabon international is off the cards.

After all, he is after more minutes, and looks unlikely to get them at Juventus, but Everton won’t be the ones giving them to him, either.