Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is unlikely to have his loan deal at Fiorentina made permanent this summer.
Mirallas, 31, joined the Italian side, 13th in Serie A, in August on a season-long loan, after Blues boss Marco Silva told him to train away from the first team during pre-season.
But according to Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as cited by Sport Witness, La Viola are not looking to sign the Belgian permanently once his temporary spell ends.
The paper suggests that a combination of both Mirallas’ age and the reported fee of about £7 million demanded by Everton have made any deal infeasible.
This is the second consecutive season in which Mirallas has been loaned out by Everton, having joined former club Olympiakos in the second half of last campaign, where his sub-par performances resulted in his deal being terminated early by the Greek outfit.
Since moving to Goodison Park in August 2012 for £6 million, Mirallas has made 186 Everton appearances, scoring 38 goals for the Blues.
He has one more year left on the most recent contract he signed with Everton in May 2017, reported to be worth roughly £75,000-per-week.