Everton could now miss out on Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as West Ham United open the bidding for the 26-year-old.

Indeed, the Hammers have seen their opening bid of £30m rejected for the ‘special’ midfielder but could ‘bid again’ in order to get their man.

Everton have been linked with a move for the Scottish international this summer, though if David Moyes’ side do decide to ‘bid again’, the Toffees could miss out on another target.

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That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who reported the news via his Twitter account, stating: “Manchester United rejected £30m bid from West Ham for Scott McTominay.

Up to West Ham whether they want to bid again or move on. Negotiations for Harry Maguire remain ongoing but not at advanced stages yet.”

McTominay and Maguire would be fantastic signings for Everton

It was reported back in June that Everton favoured a move for Scott McTominay this summer as Sean Dyche looks to rebuild his squad.

However, having already missed out on a number of attacking targets such as El Bilal Toure and Viktor Gyokeres, the Blues could now miss out on a top midfielder.

Indeed, Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams, who has also been on Everton’s radar this summer, is now reportedly in talks over a move to Stamford Bridge.

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Defensively the Toffees also need to strengthen, especially following the summer exit of Yerry Mina and the expiry of Conor Coady’s year long loan deal.

Harry Maguire has been named as a potential target, though as per Romano’s above tweet, the Toffees face competition from West Ham United for the signature of the England international.

Both McTominay and Maguire would improve Everton’s starting XI, though whether the Toffees can afford the United duo remains to be seen.

However, if Everton do not act fast, they could miss out on both targets before they get a chance to make a bid.