Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly recognized Idrissa Gana Gueye as their new defensive midfielder and can bid €30m to prise him away from Everton.
The French champions are resigned to shedding Adrien Rabiot on the finish of the season, and a a end result, have determined that the Frenchman is not going to play for the membership once more following his refusal to signal a brand new contract.
That implies that PSG need to signal a alternative within the January switch window, and it was reported on Sunday morning that they’d entered into negotiations with Everton about signing Gueye this month.
It was additionally mentioned that PSG had been solely keen to supply €30m for Gueye, whereas Everton had been demanding a payment between €40m and €45m. Nonetheless, L’Equipe is now reporting that Everton could also be satisfied to half with Gueye for simply €30m.
There seems to be some substance to those rumours, with the report claiming that PSG supervisor Thomas Tuchel met with Gueye final Wednesday.
Moreover, they had been joined by agent Pini Zahavi, who has been introduced in by PSG to assist the deal undergo. Zahavi may even assist Everton to determine replacements for Gueye in an effort to sweeten the capsule.
1 – Idrissa Gueye within the Premier League since his arrival at Everton in 2016/17 :
238 tackles received – 1st
189 interceptions – 2nd
667 recoveries – third
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Gueye performed 5 seasons in Ligue 1 with Lille earlier than transferring to the Premier League in 2015. He spent one yr at Aston Villa earlier than Everton snapped him up, and he’s now into his third season at Goodison Park.
It will be a shock if PSG had been to signal the 29-year-old Gueye as their subsequent holding midfielder, reasonably than a dearer however youthful possibility like Frenkie de Jong or Tanguy Ndombele.
Nonetheless, this may increasingly merely be a stop-gap possibility till subsequent summer season, when these kinds of gamers will develop into extra readily accessible.