West Bromwich Albion have made a £13million bid for Everton target Morgan Schneiderlin, which could be a record deal for the club, according to reports.
The Frenchman has been the subject of interest for the Toffees over the past month, with both Ronald Koeman and Schneiderlin said to be keen on a reunion.
Though, West Brom may provide a stern test for the Merseysiders as they look to make the midfielder their record transfer and their highest paid player in an attempt to sway him away from Goodison Park.
It is thought the Baggies have bid £13million, but it is highly likely that Manchester United will reject the bid with reports suggesting Jose Mourinho wants close to what the club paid for him only last year, which was £25million.
Speaking in his pre-Leicester press conference, Koeman explained he would not be drawn into the rumours.
“I don’t speak about players. I saw the (West Brom) stories.
“I speak to Steve Walsh and the board about what we need to do in January, you will see what happens.
“Of course, I know Morgan, we worked one season together then he went to Man United.”
Reports in the past few weeks have suggested Everton are in talks over a deal between £18million and £24million, with money being no barrier for Farhad Moshiri, who will be looking to blow West Brom out of the water by providing a much more attractive financial package for both club and player.
Everton are also said to be interested in Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, with Ronald Koeman confirming his admiration for the player last month and the Red Devils reportedly willing to reduce their asking price on him.