However, they improved their offer substantially and it was accepted.
But, having given permission for Francis to talk to the interested side, the 24-year-old has been unable to agree personal terms.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United.
Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has joined Chelsea from Roma on a five-year contract.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after a record-breaking career at Manchester United.