Swansea City have rejected a £40m bid from Everton for Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Swans want £50m for the 27-year-old, who scored nine goals last season and was his clubs leading player.
Sigurdsson did not travel with the club for their summer tour of the United States, and has since been training with their under-23 side.
Monday’s offer is the first Everton have made for the midfielder, while Leicester City have also made an unsuccessful bid of the same £40m for him this summer.
Everton who have had a busy transfer window have already signed goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, defenders Cuco Martina and Michael Keane, midfielder Davy Klaassen and forwards Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez.