Everton reportedly made a late attempt to sign Espanyol left-back Aaron Martin, but failed to reach an agreement with the club.
According to Catalan outlet L’Esportiu, the Toffees offered €20m for the 20-year-old. Not a bad amount, since Espanyol at least had a meeting to discuss whether to sell the player or not.
President Chen Yansheng, sports director Òscar Perarnau, vice president Adolf Rousaud and manager Quique Sánchez Flores were all at this meeting. Although Flores gave his approval to the Everton transfer, knowing the money would be important to the club, the decision ended up being that the figures were too low.