Everton have made an offer for the young midfielder, who has been coveted by a number of elite European clubs, including Antonio Conte's side.Atalanta have rejected a 15 million bid from Everton for reported Chelsea target Franck Kessie, according to The Guardian.The Italian club are keen to keep hold of the 20-year-old, who has scored six goals thus far this season, and are subsequently holding out for around 34m.

Chelsea suggested that they would be willing to pay around 21m for the midfielder in December and may launch an offer in this January window.