Everton managed to hold onto midfielder Idrissa Gueye, despite some intense pressure from Paris Saint-Germain in January.
The French champions saw a final bid of £25 million rejected by the Toffees, after Gueye had reportedly handed in a transfer request.
Although PSG signed Leandro Paredes, they are set to lose Adrien Rabiot this summer for nothing.
The Frenchman will be out of contract and there’s been no hint of him signing an extension.
So it could well be that the club return for the dynamo.
And should that happen, then perhaps Everton should turn their attentions to a possible replacement in Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Bakayoko the player of old again
The Chelsea star has rediscovered his mojo at AC Milan after a tricky start.
The Frenchman is now an indispensable member of the team having started 12 of the last 13 Serie A matches.
Bakayoko appears to have returned to being the player he was at AS Monaco, where he was instrumental in helping the team win the Ligue 1 title in 2016/17.
Things just haven’t worked out for him at Stamford Bridge, but perhaps they could at Everton.
Reports (Sky Sports) that he would prefer to stay at Milan do not bode well, but perhaps they can convince the player he has unfinished business in English football.
He’d potentially be a fine replacement for the tough tackling Gueye, who would be a huge loss to Everton.