Everton 'have had a long-term interest' in Sheffield United man and 'explored' signing forward from Leeds United
He also enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Burton Albion last season, scoring on nine occasions across 23 games before being recalled by his parent club.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton are admirers of the Blades forward and made an enquiry regarding his availability earlier in the summer. The report also claims the Toffees explored the possibility of signing Rodrigo from Leeds United.
However, the Spaniard is one of the many players to have sought pastures new in the Middle East this summer. He ended his three-year association with the Whites to link up with Qatari outfit Al-Rayyan.