LEEDS rejected the possibility of signing both Donny van de Beek and Harry Winks in January, according to reports.
The Elland Road club were reportedly offered the midfielders from Man Utd and Tottenham last month.
But the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that neither player has reached Marcelo Bielsa’s standards.
The report added that Bielsa didn’t want to sign any players unless they were a marked improvement over his current players.
And the Argentine boss only likes to work with an 18-man squad with youngsters boosting the numbers.
Man Utd pariah Van de Beek has been loaned out to Everton until the end of the season in a bid to revive his career.
Van de Beek, 24, joined the Red Devils from Ajax in a £39million deal in 2020 – but has started just FOUR Premier League games since.
The midfielder will now join new Toffees boss Frank Lampard on Merseyside.
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On his move, a delighted Van de Beek revealed: “Now I can say I’m an Everton player, I’m really happy and can’t wait to help the team.
“I think it’s a great club… there are some very good players here and I came because I want to help them up the table.
“I hope to bring my qualities as a footballer, my assists and, of course, to score goals.
“It’s a big part of my game to score and give assists and I’ll try to do that again.”
Winks, meanwhile, reportedly wanted to walk away from Spurs in January after a stuttering career.
But the 25-year-old is part of Antonio Conte’s plans and wants to work his way into England’s World Cup squad after missing out on last summer’s Euros.