Everton’s transfer policy centres around signing players under 25 and they are willing to sell older players to make that happen, according to the Daily Mirror.
They report that could spell bad news for Theo Walcott, who has endured a poor season in a role where a younger man would help Marco Silva’s side click into another gear.
But another player approaching 30 is Idrissa Gueye. The Liverpool Echo report that the holding midfielder was ‘disappointed’ not to leave Goodison Park for Paris Saint-Germain in January.
And they also quote his agent as saying that his client will be the subject of much summer interest from across Europe.
And if Everton are willing to bring through younger blood and sell older players to do so, the prospect of offloading the 29-year-old to mega-rich PSG could be very appealing indeed.
They were extremely reluctant to let Gueye go in January, but the climate is different in the mid-season window, especially as the days dwindle.
Everton were wobbling at that stage and they wouldn’t have had the time to secure a replacement, but the summer would give them more chance to make a contingency plan.
And if PSG are still willing to come back with a serious bid for the former Aston Villa man, Everton should give it genuine consideration, especially in light of their new transfer policy.