Everton are reportedly still keeping tabs on Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj as part of efforts for a temporary move during the summer transfer window.
According to Liverpool Echo, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is a big admirer of the Belgian international, and had tried to take the player on loan during the January transfer window as well.
Januzaj had a breakthrough year under former manager David Moyes in the 2013/14 campaign, but fell out of favour under Louis van Gaal making 21 appearances out of which there were just four starts in the entire league season.
This prompted speculation regarding the future of the player, but the Dutch manager was reluctant to let the young midfielder leave on loan midway through the season, but could do so in the summer, to help Januzaj gain some experience playing regular first-team football at the top level.
Agent quashes speculation
However, earlier in the month the United midfielder's representative Dirk De Vriese quashed all speculation regarding his client's future and made it clear that the player and the club want him to remain at Old Trafford.
"This is total nonsense. Adnan is feeling good at Manchester United and they don't want him to leave the club, he is considered still as their biggest talent since many years. There were a lot of top teams asking to buy him and a lot of sub-top teams to loan him but he will stay at Manchester United to become a legend in the club," De Vriese told Sport Witness.
Meanwhile, Januzaj, who is currently on holiday, has confessed that he is looking forward to the 20-time English champions' pre-season tour of the United States.
The Belgian is looking forward to putting up a good show when his club take on the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in the International Champions' Cup. The midfielder will look to impress the manager during the tour and hope to come back into the first-team reckoning ahead of the next season.
"I think the game against Barcelona will be a good challenge, because they're a massive team. Everyone knows who Barcelona are, and everyone knows Manchester United too, so it will be a great game," Januzaj told United's official site.
"They've got great players, the football that they play is unbelievable, and so we're looking forward to playing that particular game. It will be a good experience."
"It will be a very good test against PSG too. They're also a big club, they have a lot of good players - I look forward to playing against teams like them because they're massive sides. Not many defenders like to play against Zlatan Ibrahimovic either," the Belgian international added.