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Everton to face renewed interest in Gueye

Apparently PSG are not done yet signing midfielders?!

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Believe it or not, Everton could face a fresh onslaught of interest in key midfielder Idrissa Gueye, at least according to French media souce Le 10 Sport.

The Blues repelled French champions Paris St Germain during the January transfer window, and despite PSG adding Leandro Paredes and being reportedly close to signing Ander Herrera, they could still be batting their eyelashes at Gana.

The Paris club had failed to meet Everton’s price tag of €30 to €35 million during the winter for the Senegalese midfielder who will be representing his country this summer in the African Cup of Nations, but having made some moves since the end of the season could have cleared some finances to stay on the right side of Financial Fair Play rules.

While the player has said in the past that a transfer to PSG would be a dream move for him, he hasn’t stuck to his guns or downed tools, instead stepping it up a notch or two in the months following deadline day when the Blues refused to sell.

PSG find themselves in turmoil at the top with Leonardo close to making a return to the club in the Director of Football position, and he will likely be looking to make a splash after an underwhelming year last season.

In recent weeks Manchester United have also been rumoured to be interested in his services, but so have about three dozen other players and we can assume that’s all tabloid fodder for now.

Manager Marco Silva has made it very clear that Gueye remains a key part of his plans at Everton, and even though Gana has shown no signs of slowing down he will be turning thirty early this coming season and the Blues might be looking to cash in.

Gueye has been a fan favourite in his time at Goodison, consistently at the top of the league in tackles made and it appears we could be in a for another couple of months of suspense about his future as well as who else will be lining up for the Blues in midfield next season.