Everton fans should be keeping their fingers crossed that French giants Paris Saint-Germain don’t ramp up their reported interest in midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
According to the Sun, the Toffees 29-year-old is on PSG’s five-man shortlist as they look to bring in a replacement for Adrien Rabiot, who is set to leave when his contract expires in the summer.
The report details that Southampton’s Mario Lemina could be subject to a £30million approach from the Ligue 1 champions, while Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure, Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong and Salzburg’s Diadie Samassekou are also in their thinking.
Everton supporters can take some relief from the suggestion that Lemina seems a main target, but Gueye is on their radar.
Gueye has rediscovered his best form this season under manager Marco Silva and struck a nice bond alongside teammate Andre Gomes.
The Senegal international is a brilliant defensive midfielder that covers every blade of grass and gets through so much hard work.
He’s got a knack for interceptions and blocks, which is why it would be no surprise to see him make a great step up to French champions PSG.
But Everton need to keep their £7.1million signing (Sky Sports) on Merseyside, as he’s got a crucial role to play in the Silva era.
He should be worth five times the fee Everton paid for Gueye in 2016 and if PSG step up interest in him it may be hard to turn them down.