Everton are considering a move for Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko as a replacement for the outgoing Idrissa Gueye, according to French outlet RMC Sport.
The Sun reports that the Blues could be about to listen to offers for the man who has just one year left on his existing deal.
Boss Frank Lampard has utilised Bakayoko on the club’s pre-season tour, but the 24-year-old has failed to impress.
Everton are set to lose defensive midfielder Gueye to PSG for £27 million (RMC Sport) and are actively seeking a replacement.
Bakayoko arrived at Chelsea from Monaco in 2017 for £40 million, according to Sky Sports.
Last season the £110,000-a-week performer (Spotrac) went out on loan to AC Milan where he played 42 games for the Italian giants.
Replacing Gueye with Bakayoko is hardly a signing to delight the Everton faithful.
The Chelsea man has been nothing short of lousy during his 29 Premier League outings.
Everton will hope for a much bigger name to replace Gueye. Several named will probably get linked with the Toffees between now and the transfer window closing.
Bakayoko would need to seriously prove himself to the club’s supporters, should boss Marco Silva identify him as the heir to Gueye’s throne.
They are similar players. Gueye is clearly the better of the two though and Everton must ensure they get the very best replacement before the window slams shut.