Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye appears to be edging closer to a move to Paris Saint Germain, if Le Parisien are to be believed.
As was the case in the January transfer window, PSG have been on Gueye’s trail for much of this summer, with Leonardo and Thomas Tuchel eager to add him to the squad.
So far there has been no agreement over the player, with Everton holding out for a top price for their midfielder once again.
Negotiations have steadily been inching towards a conclusion, though, and it seems this week could see an end to the whole affair.
Le Parisien report that PSG made a €32m bid on Saturday and that Everton’s directors met yesterday to discuss and ‘validate’ the offer. The newspaper states that an ‘English source’, so someone close to the deal rather than an English newspaper, says that Everton will accept that bid.
Gueye, who is currently on holiday, is expected in Paris by the end of this week for a medical and to sign his contract with the French champions.
Given earlier reports that Everton wanted €40m for Gueye, it seems unlikely they will have settled at €32m, particularly given he still has two years left on his contract.
Unless this new offer has bonuses to take it higher, which Le Parisien don’t say it does, it’s hard to envision Everton accepting.
However, it’s clear from the ongoing reports that the negotiations are inching along and that Gueye will be at PSG sooner rather than later.