BARCELONA have failed with a mega £85million bid for Everton star Richarlison, according to reports.
An injury to Luis Suarez and a strong desire to find a long-term replacement for the striker has hastened the Catalans’ activity in the January market.
And Sky Sports state that the Toffees have turned down the sizeable offer for 22-year-old Richarlison.
Everton forked out £50m to bring the Brazilian forward to Goodison Park only 18 months ago.
Since then, he has netted 24 times in 65 appearances, including ten this season.
Only last month he signed a new five-year contract extension and reports indicate Everton are unwilling to part with such a key asset.
But Barcelona and sporting director Eric Abidal are said to have tracked Richarlison for some time, even enquiring about a deal in the summer.
More to follow.