Everton are demanding £28m plus add-ons for Ademola Lookman to join RB Leipzig, according to Sky sources.
On Monday, Leipzig had made a fresh £22m offer for the 20-year-old winger.
Leipzig, where Lookman impressed on loan last season, also saw a £12m offer rejected back in July.
The German side have remained keen to sign him before their August 31 transfer deadline, with manager Ralf Rangnick starting earlier this summer: “We want him back and he wants to come.”
Everton manager Marco Silva admitted last week that Lookman was unsettled but had trained well in the build-up to Saturday’s game against Southampton, where he was an unused substitute.
Silva is understood to have been impressed with the way Lookman handled being dropped altogether for the season opener against Wolves.
Silva has also said this summer that he wants to keep the player, that Lookman is the club’s “present and future”, and he was doing everything “to make him happy again”.
RB Leipzig head of recruitment Paul Mitchell – a potential candidate for Manchester United’s new technical director role – is thought to be a long-term admirer of Lookman, who joined Everton from Charlton Athletic.