Date: 23rd May 2017 at 8:31pm
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Everton are readying a larger bid to try and force QPR into selling Josh Bowler, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper claims that the Toffees are willing to improve on a £3million offer in order to acquire the teenage ace, having already been rejected once by the Londoners.

It is understood from Sky Sports on their live transfer blog on Tuesday (12.21PM) that Everton’s first failed bid was valued at £1.5million plus add-ons.

The 18-year-old winger has just 21 minutes of first-team experience under his belt as he came off the bench to play in the final Championship fixture of the campaign in the 4-0 loss to Norwich two weeks ago.

Bowler signed a professional deal until 2018 at QPR as recent as February and the Championship outfit are keen to keep hold of what they are likely to regard as one of their more exciting youngsters.

The right-winger has impressed in his early development at Loftus Road and is clearly attracting the attention of Ronald Koeman, who has a reputation for putting his faith in youth.

The Dutchman, formerly of Southampton, has been forced to play a number of fresh faces this term as his Everton side struggled with injuries.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman have been recent arrivals at Goodison Park and have both been handed more than their fair share of first-team football.