Idrissa Gana Gueye

Everton are close to agreement on a deal for Paris St Germain midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye pending a medical.

The 32-year-old is up for sale after being deemed surplus to requirements by new PSG boss Christophe Galtier.

The Parisians have already signed midfielder Vitinha from Porto this summer, further pushing Gueye down the pecking order at the Parc des Princes.

Toffees manager Frank Lampard is eyeing a short-term deal for the Senegal international to bolster his midfield options.

Gueye swapped Everton for the French capital in the summer of 2019 after becoming a fan favourite at Goodison Park.

The midfielder made over 100 appearances for the Toffees between 2016 and 2019.

Lampard is keen to avoid another relegation battle this season and has already made some shred additions this summer.

Dwight McNeil, James Tarkowski and Ruben Vinagre have all joined the Toffees, while a swoop for Gueye would offer some stability in midfield.

However, Everton’s survival bid has been significantly weakened after the £50million departure of forward Richarlison to Tottenham.

Yet despite recent claims, Everton are not pursuing a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

The striker has just one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge and is keen to play regular first team football.

But the Toffees have opted against pursuing the Belgian international this summer.


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