The agent of Bruma has confirmed that Premier League outfit Everton made a bid in signing the Galatasaray winger during the summer transfer window.
According to talkSPORT, the 19-year-old has long been a transfer target for Manchester United and Chelsea. He was strongly linked with a move to England last summer, while he was at Sporting Lisbon.
United and Chelsea were keen on securing the services of the Portuguese U23 international last summer. However, Bruma rejected a chance to join either of the English giants and completed his move to Galatasaray.
The player's representative Marco Kirdemir has revealed that Everton had made a loan bid. The Merseyside club's approach was rejected as the Turkish capital club were looking only for a permanent transfer.
"This summer Everton and Monaco wanted Bruma on loan, they had been keeping tabs on him for a while," talksSPORT quoted Kirdemir as saying.
"Everton were very keen on signing Bruma, however, Ünal Aysal was not prepared to loan him out. The president made it clear that he would only consider bids for a permanent deal."
"It wouldn't be a surprise if more offers were made this season, he will be playing Champions League football and is bound to impress," he added.
Bruma has seen his first team appearances being limited with the Turkish champions. The Portuguese starlet was set for a loan move to Sunderland earlier in January. He picked up an injury, which blocked his move to the Premier League during the start of this calendar year.
However, Kirdemir says his client will make a switch to top flight English football in the future.
"Sunderland wanted to loan Bruma in January. However, he got injured a week later and the deal fell through. I can see Bruma playing in the Premier League in the future," Bruma's agent concluded.