Everton were the first club strongly linked with Steven N’Zonzi in the recent transfer circus surrounding the player, which may have a lot to do with Sam Allardyce working with the midfielder at Blackburn Rovers.

But being there first means little, if anything, even if Everton took the chance to steal a march and get ahead of other options.

N’Zonzi making it very publicly clear, when speaking to France Football this week, that he’s looking to leave Sevilla, opened the door to other clubs who may not have fully noticed the situation yet.

Thursday’s L’Equipe states PSG could be one of them. With the panic button firmly pressed after the club lost 2 games in a row, a new combative or defensive midfielder is on the agenda, and that brings N’Zonzi in.

The French newspaper state it was an option looked at as the summer transfer window was closing, and could again be brought to the fore. That would make things very difficult for Everton, with PSG able to provide both status and money.

If Everton interest is genuine then they don’t want to be messed around by the player.