Southampton have rejected a second offer from Everton for midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, talkSPORT understands.
The Toffees have made two bids for the Denmark international – the latest worth £20million and potentially rising to £25m.
But Southampton have told Everton they will not sell for less than £35m.
Tottenham are also interested but their valuation of wantaway Hojbjerg is nowhere near Saints’ hefty asking price.
The 24-year-old, who joined Southampton for £12.8m from Bayern Munich in 2016, was stripped of the captaincy before June’s Premier League restart after publicly revealing his desire to move on.
Meanwhile, Southampton are signing Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu after agreeing to meet the £10.9m buyout clause in his contract.
Ghana centre back Salisu, 21, will pen a four-year deal when the transfer window opens on July 27.
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