Despite bringing in six players during the transfer window deadline in England and looking to offload a number of players before the transfer window closes in the rest of Europe, Everton is desperate to keep Nigerian-born winger, Ademola Lookman.
The 20-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at RB Leipzig and the Bundesliga side are keen to sign him on a permanent basis, but the Toffees boss is determined not to let that happen.
‘Of course he is in my plans. He is an important player for us, he is a good player with good talent,’ Everton manager Marco Silva said.
‘He went on loan and improved and was happy there and now is our moment to make him happy here and to improve his qualities as he is our present and future.’
Capped at England Under-21 level, Lookman appeared 11 times for the German side and scored on five occasions.