Queens Park Rangers youngster Josh Bowler has reportedly turned down a new contract at Loftus Road, offering encouragement to interested party Everton.
The 18-year-old, who made his Rangers bow in the final-day defeat to Norwich City last month, is said to have already been the subject of one failed bid.
According to Sky Sports News, Everton offered a bid that could potentially rise to £3m, which QPR were quick to knock back.
Bowler has declined the opportunity to extend his current deal in West London, however, and a move to Goodison Park is reported to be looking increasingly likely to go through.
A former Fulham product, Bowler made the switch between the rival sides in 2013 and only signed professional terms earlier this year.