Everton manager Roberto Martinez will go back in for Derby County youngster Will Hughes, one of the brightest prospects, this summer after failing to land the deal last August.
It is rumoured that a serious injury to Hughes's knee meant that it wasn't logical to sign him at the time, but the Mirror believe that the Toffees boss will return with a fresh £10m bid at the end of the season.
Hughes, who has made 138 appearances for Derby, has been out for six months after suffering that injury blow, and won't be ready to return to the Rams first team until February.
Therefore, Martinez feels it makes the most sense to allow Hughes to continue his rehabilitation and resume full fitness at his current club before tempting them with a bid during the summer.
Hughes has long been linked with a move to a Premier League club, with former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claiming he was on the verge of signing the player, but decided that it would be in the best interests of the player to allow him to continue his development at Derby.
It appears that it is only a matter of time before Hughes gets his move to the Premier League, but his primary focus will be on making that happen with his boyhood club Derby, once he is fully fit again.