Everton are yet to bid for Swansea City’s Joel Piroe.
Swans boss, Michael Duff, has told the BBC that there has been no offers for the striker so far this summer.
The Welsh club paid around £1 million to PSV for Piroe only two years ago and he has since gone onto score a staggering 41 goals in 88 games in the Championship.
The ‘outstanding’ 24-year-old now only has a year remaining on his contract and has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with the likes of Everton, Leeds United, Southampton and Leicester City all circling Piroe.
Reports claimed that the Dutchman would cost around £15 million, with Piroe having no intention of signing a contract extension.
However, Piroe could now be set to see out his contract at Swansea after interest in his signature appeared to cool down.
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“I’ve had conversations with Joel, there’s been no bids,” said Duff.
“Until there’s a bid, he’s our player. He’s been absolutely top-drawer the way he’s gone about it all.”
Wales Online reported earlier this week that Piroe is now likely to stay with the Championship club beyond the summer, though a eight-figure bid could tempt Duff’s side if they want to avoid losing him for free next summer.
Have Everton ended their pursuit in Joel Piroe?
Despite Joel Piroe having an excellent goalscoring record in the Championship, there has been no recent talk of Everton’s pursuit.
The Toffees look set to sign Youssef Chermiti in the coming days and have also been linked with the likes of Che Adams and Kelechi Iheanacho.
All three could cost a similar amount to Piroe, so it looks like they could see the latter two as an alternative to the Swansea star.
It certainly seems like a huge loss if Piroe is to stay in the Championship, with the forward holding a similar goal tally to Adams’ final season with Birmingham City before he earned a big money move to Southampton.