Wilfried Gnonto has made himself unavailable for Leeds United.
That’s according to Sky Sports, who have reported that the winger is unhappy that he hasn’t been able to seal a move away from Elland Road.
Gnonto netted two goals and provided four assists during his debut campaign with the Whites and has since attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Everton.
The Toffees saw a £15 million bid rejected for the Italian last month and talk of a move to Goodison Park had since gone quiet as Leeds United looked to keep hold of their star man.
Gnonto was handed his first start in the Championship in the weekend as they claimed a draw against Cardiff City, however it looks like that could well be his final appearance for the club as he looks to force a move away from Yorkshire.
Previous reports had claimed that Gnonto had turned down the opportunity to join Everton and would instead prefer to stay in Leeds, however it now looks like he could be very open to arriving on Merseyside in the final weeks of the transfer window.
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Wilfried Gnonto’s recent absence from Leeds United’s Carabao Cup clash has put Everton on high alert.
The ‘very unusual’ 19-year-old now seems to be very open to a move to Merseyside and the Toffees need to take full advantage of his current situation before a number of clubs can also reignite their pursuit.
However, it could be tough financially if they are to also welcome Hugo Ekitike to the club.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly accepted a £34.5 million bid from Everton for the forward, while Gnonto could cost around £20m on top of that.
Perhaps the club could afford the duo if they are to go ahead with a loan deal with an option-to-buy, with Ekitike potentially proving to be a bargain deal if they aren’t obligated to pay a huge fee next summer.