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Everton bid to secure highly rated Barcelona youngster rejected by the La Liga champions

The Blues are keen on both a permanent deal or a loan deal for Munir El Haddadi.

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Everton's attempts to secure highly rated Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi have been rebuffed by the La Liga champions, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blues have reportedly been sounding out the club and the player about potentially securing the youngster, either on loan or in a permanent deal.

However, they have been resoundingly turned away by the Catalans, who are keen to keep hold of one of their prize assets now and in future.

According to the report, manager Luis Enrique is keen to see the forward remain in his squad, despite reports they are eyeing a move for another striker in January.

Manager Roberto Martinez will not give up in his attempts though, and is reportedly keen to see the player link up with fellow La Masia graduate Gerard Deulofeu at Goodison Park.

However, a permanent deal seems unlikely, at any time in the near future, as he has two years to run on his current deal, which has a release clause of £24.7million.

That price would be far beyond the Blues reach given their finances, although a loan move could happen should the player become frustrated with the lack of first chances at the Nou Camp.