Everton have rejected a £21.5million bid from Paris Saint Germain for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to the Mirror.
The Ligue 1 champions are reportedly looking to prize the Senegal international away from Goodison Park with the opportunity to compete for the Champions League, as well as aid PSG in their bid for their sixth league title in the last seven years.
However, Blues boss Marco Silva is adamant that the energetic 29-year-old will remain in Merseyside this season.
When asked about the approach for his holding midfielder – as reported – the Portuguese boss said: “He’s a really important player for us, a player we don’t want to lose in the market.”
Gueye has featured in 20 of Everton’s fixtures this season, but he is yet to register a single goal or assist, with his performances being judged more on his defensive performances.
The former Aston Villa man has payed as a deep lying central midfielder this campaign, playing alongside Barcelona loanee Andre Gomes behind creative playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.
PSG are sitting pretty at the top of Ligue 1, but they are set to lose French midfielder Adrien Rabiot at the end of the season, with both Barcelona and Tottenham reportedly interested.
With that in mind, that is why manager Thomas Tuchel is looking at the pace and hard-working mentality of Gueye to strengthen his midfield.
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