The youngster was linked with a move to Goodison Park among numerous other destinations all through the summer. Now the Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that the player has rejected the Championship club's contract offer.
A former England Under-21 international, Byram turned down Leeds' proposal, which would have seen the 22-year-old tied down for at least another year but on his current £12,000-a-week salary.
With Byram's current deal expiring at the end of the 2015-16 season, the Whites will look to sell the player and recoup any losses during the January transfer window. The club are not expected to make him another offer.
Byram plays as a hybrid wingback-rightback much like Seamus Coleman. With Tyias Browning facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after having surgery, the Blues find themselves with scant cover behind Coleman and having a player of Byram's pedigree will benefit Roberto Martinez's system.
Expect to hear more about the lad in the upcoming weeks before the transfer window opens.