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Everton warned they face Gueye interest in the summer

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The midfielder was pursued by PSG in the January transfer window

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Idrissa Gana Gueye’s former advisor Thierno Seydi has warned Everton that they face further interest in the Senegal midfielder this summer.

Gueye was the subject of intense speculation during the January transfer window as Paris Saint Germain pushed hard for his signature.

The French giants were keen to add Gueye to their squad as Thomas Tuchel sought a defensive midfielder for his team.

The move never came off, though, as Everton resisted PSG’s advances, with the French never meeting Everton’s valuation or suggesting they were willing to pay the Blues asking price.

Gueye was rumoured to be extremely disappointed by the move not happening, having handed in a transfer request and even flying to Paris on deadline day in the hope that a late deal would be struck between the two clubs.

With PSG reportedly close to agreeing on a deal for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, it looks unlikely that PSG will come back for Gueye this summer. Seydi, who is no longer working for Gueye but continues to advise him regardless, has warned Everton that other big clubs will come looking.

“It’s true that we would have liked him to go to PSG,” he told APS in Senegal, in quotes translated by SportWitness.

“But this approach brought him to the fore to play in the best teams in the world. I’m convinced that a lot of big teams with be interested in him.

“It’s a shame he didn’t move to PSG, but he hasn’t lost everything because he will be one of the most sought after players at the end of the season.”