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Toffees turn down Leipzig bid for starlet Lookman

Everton have reportedly rejected an offer from RB Leipzig for Ademola Lookman following his successful loan spell last season.

The 20-year-old England Under-21 international, who joined the Toffees from Charlton in a deal worth up to £11million in January 2017, scored five goals in 11 appearances for the German Bundesliga side in the second half of last season.

Leipzig were so impressed with Lookman's performances at the Red Bull Arena they have stepped up their efforts to sign him on a permanent basis.

However, an initial £12m bid has already been rebuffed by the Toffees, while reports claim that new boss Marco Silva is keen to keep the highly-rated forward on board at Goodison Park.

Lookman could also be tempted to stay put on Merseyside and see if he can force his way into Silva's plans after he departed for Leipzing after slipping down the pecking order behind the likes of Theo Walcott last season.

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