Earlier today we covered a report from L’Equipe which explained Paris Saint Germain are trying to sign Idrissa Gana Gueye from Everton again this summer.
L’Equipe reported PSG had started the bidding for the midfielder at €30m and Everton had refused the offer outright.
FootMercato have now covered PSG’s interest and they confirm the Ligue 1 champions remain keen on the Senegal international. However, their information on the bidding is slightly different.
According to them, PSG have made a bid but their latest offer is less than €30m. That offer, unsurprisingly, was rejected once more by Everton who will not start negotiations unless a bid of €30m or more is made.
That, though, seems a little strange. FootMercato also report that Everton’s stance on Gueye hasn’t changed since January and it was well reported then that they wanted at least €40m for Gueye. They may even be able to demand more should he with the Africa Cup of Nations this summer.
It’s hard to envision any reason why the Toffees would have lowered their demands. Gueye remains a key player at Goodison Park, has three years left on his current deal and they don’t want to lose him.
Until PSG stump up the extra money, which they’re able to do, they’ll continue to receive rejections from Everton.