The Bundesliga side have so far had two offers rejected to sign the 20-year-old but are preparing a third bid this week to break the deadlock.
Everton want £20million for the player they paid Charlton Athletic an initial £8million for in January 2017. So far Leipzig have only offered £12m plus add-ons and then £14m plus add-ons, both of which Everton have rejected. But Leipzig are expected to make a third bid this week, which they hope will be close enough to Everton’s valuation to sign the player.
England Under-21 international Lookman spent the second half of last season on loan at Leipzig, impressing with five goals in the Bundesliga, helping the team to qualify for this season’s Europa League. Now Ralf Rangnick, who has returned to manage the team, is desperate to keep Lookman in the Leipzig team for next season, which is why the club are considering meeting Everton’s price tag.
RB Leipzig still hope for a softening in Everton’s position as they try to complete a deal for winger Ademola Lookman this week.
The Bundesliga side have been chasing Lookman all summer after his successful loan spell in Germany in the second half of last season. Leipzig have already had two offers for Lookman rejected earlier in the window, of £12million plus add-ons and then £14m plus add-ons.
Everton have always said publicly that they do not want to sell Lookman, who they bought for £8m, rising to a potential £11m, from Charlton Athletic in January 2017.
Everton have reignited talks to sell Ademola Lookman to RB Leipzig after a dramatic U-turn, according to the Mirror. The newspaper claim the Merseysiders had been unwilling to allow the winger, 20, to leave earlier in the week but have now “softened their stance” following fresh taks with the player’s representatives.
The Mirror report Lookman wants to quit Everton and return to Leipzig after a succesful 2017-18 loan but have made it clear it will take a £30million fee, three times what they paid for him, to get the deal done.