Earlier today we provided an update on Idrissa Gana Gueye’s impending move to Paris Saint Germain and how Everton wouldn’t be selling until they found a replacement.
That stance made sense given Gueye is a key player at Goodison Park and losing him will leave a huge hole in Everton’s first team.
It would have been strange for Everton to have started negotiations with PSG over a sale had they not already lined up a replacement and it seems they’ve identified one.
Fussball Transfers report that Everton are in active talks with Bundesliga side Mainz over a move for midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
In fact, they claim that talks are already underway between the two clubs and that the Ivorian has ‘almost reached an agreement’ with the Toffees.
Mainz are said to be looking for €35m for Gbamin but Everton are looking to push that price down, although it’s a fee they’ll be able to cover given the €30m they’ll be getting for Gueye when that move goes through.
Indeed, with Gueye expected in Paris at the end of the week to finalise the deal, Gbamin could be an Everton player sooner rather than later.