Everton have distanced themselves from another move for Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, according to reports.
The Merseyside club were left scrambling towards the end of the summer window and reportedly made an effort to sign United’s Dutch midfielder, with the club’s director of football, Marcel Brands, confirming their interest in Van de Beek.
The interest did not materialise into a loan move, however, as the player ended up staying at the Old Trafford club.
Van de Beek has struggled for game-time at Manchester United since he joined the club from Ajax just over one year ago, with the 24-year-old starting just four Premier League games in total since the move.
His misery could have been compounded as a fresh report claims that Everton have now moved away from going back in for the Netherlands international.
That’s according to CaughtOffside, who claim that Everton are now reassessing their midfield targets after making an enquiry for Tottenham star Harry Winks.
The unfortunate developments surrounding Van de Beek’s career took a turn for the worse when Louis van Gaal was appointed Netherlands manager, with the former Man Utd boss leaving him out of the last two international camps.