As per a report from Yahoo Sport France, Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has come to an agreement with French giants Paris Saint-Germain over the terms of a 4-and-a-half-year contract.
Everton’s midfield enforcer
Gueye, a 29-year-old defensive midfielder, has been plying his trade at Goodison Park since 2016.
The Toffees snapped up the Senegalese international for a fee of just £7.1 million, after Aston Villa’s relegation to the Championship triggered a release clause in Gueye’s contract.
And the former Lille man has since gone on to establish himself as a near ever-present for Everton.
Gueye started in 32 of the Toffees’ 38 Premier League outings both last season and during the 2016/17 campaign.
And he has since gone on to play a pivotal role at the base of Marco Silva’s midfield once more to this point in the current season, with Gueye’s ability to snuff out opposing attacks with either a crunching tackle or well-timed interception making him one of the Merseysiders’ most-important players.
All told, the African has started in 19 of Everton’s 23 Premier League outings this season.
However, if one of European football’s leading clubs get their way, then the Toffees could well be deprived of the services of their midfield mainstay by the end of the month.
The outfit in question are Ligue 1 champions PSG, who have been heavily-linked with a January swoop for Gueye.
The Parisians are known to be on the lookout for midfield reinforcements, with the injury picked up by Marco Verratti over the weekend having no doubt led the board at the Parc des Princes to accelerate their efforts to add new bodies to the club’s ranks in the middle of the park.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) January 20, 2019
And, as per the aforementioned report from Yahoo France, PSG have today moved a step closer to doing just that.
This news comes on the back of the French powerhouse securing an agreement in principle with Idrissa Gueye.
The two parties have are said to have agreed on the personal terms of a 4-and-a-half-year contract.
All that remains now is for PSG to find a deal with Everton.
The Premier League outfit are reported to be demanding no less than 40 million Euro for Gueye, with the board at Goodison Park also keen to secure a replacement for the Senegalese star before sanctioning his departure.
Gueye, for his part, though, has his heart firmly set on a move to Paris.