Everton have been credited with an interest in Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen before, but the trail had gone cold until now, with Football League World reporting that we remain keen on the 22-year-old.
Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton have also been linked with the Tigers’ product, but a source close to the Leominster-born star has confirmed that a move to North London has been taken off the table.
He could yet move to one of Goodison Park or St Mary’s Stadium, however, as the source with close ties to the £7.2million-rated wide man has suggested it is considered a sure thing that he will leave the KCOM Stadium in the summer, despite his Championship outfit rejecting a substantial offer from an unnamed Premier League side.
Hull are thought to be patient over the potential of their product moving on in the coming weeks, and will only sanction his sale if they receive an adequate offer after he struck 22-goals in the recent campaign – the joint-sixth most of any second-tier player.
It is not claimed what Hull would consider adequate for Bowen, although it would be hard to imagine the figure being higher than what Olympique Lyonnais are reportedly demanding for fellow Toffees target Bertrand Traore.
The French outfit are said to be asking for as much as €40million (£35.6m) for the 23-year-old, who has been targeted as a left-footed right-winger who could be our Mohamed Salah or Gareth Bale.
While he may have only played 177 minutes in the Premier League, the same could be said for Bowen, as he too is a left-footed winger who thrives on the right-flank, as evident by 20 of his 22 goals in the 2018/19 season coming from that position.
He may need some convincing about Marco Silva’s faith in his ability, though, given the boss did not utilise his emerging potential while in charge at the KCOM Stadium.