Bundesliga club Red Bull Leipzig have made a new £22m bid for Everton forward Ademola Lookman, according to Sky Sports sources.
It is understood that the Toffees have already rejected an offer from the German club worth £12m, who are hopeful of signing the player before the transfer deadline on August 31.
RB Leipzig’s £22m offer
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Red Bull Leipzig are keen to bring Ademola Lookman back to Germany this summer and have submitted a new and improved offer for the Everton forward.
The Bundesliga club have offered a reported £22m, having seen a £12m bid rejected back in July, with the club’s head of recruitment Paul Mitchell really pushing for the move.
Lookman was an unused substitute in Everton’s 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday, however, the 20-year-old was left out of the squad in the Toffees’ Premier League opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Impressing in the Bundesliga
The Under-20 world champion was directly involved in nine goals in 11 appearances for Leipzig after joining on loan from the Merseyside club back in January 2018.
After impressing in Germany’s top-flight, Leipzig are desperate to have him back, with the club’s manager Ralf Rangnick saying:
“We want him back and he wants to come.”
Everton keen to keep Lookman
Meanwhile, The Times Sport report that manager Marco Silva will try his best to ensure that the former Charlton player will remain at the club this summer.
Lookman has informed Everton that he hopes to make the move to Leipzig permanent this summer and the German club are working to make a deal happen.
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