Everton’s hefty demands have halted interest in Amadou Onana.

That’s according to journalist Graeme Bailey, who has reported that Onana’s potential exit has gone quiet and the Toffees may have to lower their price tag if they are to sell him.

The Belgian moved to Goodison Park for £33 million last summer and the ‘talented’ midfielder received deserved praise during a difficult campaign for the club.

Onana’s exceptional form earned interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal over the last couple of months, however talk of a move away from Merseyside appears to have disappeared.

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Speaking on the Football Transfers podcast, Bailey said: “We haven’t really seen Amadou Onana linked to many clubs at the moment. I wonder if his price comes down then we might see some interest in him.

“There is interest him but he’s not at the top of many club’s lists. West Ham liked him before and I think even they’re not looking at him.”

Le Soir previously reported that Everton were demanding around £55m for the 21-year-old who has four years remaining on his contract. The Toffees will now have to decide whether to keep him at the club or lower their asking price and let him leave.

Everton should only sell Amadou Onana if he wants to leave

Everton are in desperate need of an injection of cash, however selling Amadou Onana wouldn’t solve their problems.

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While Sean Dyche’s side could still receive a decent fee for the Belgium international, it is unlikely that they could replace him with a player with the same ability and potential as Onana.

The youngster was previously rumoured to be eager to leave Merseyside in this summer, in which case the Toffees could consider lowering their demands for his signature. However, if he is still open to staying then they would benefit more from his presence next season.

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