United eye Gueye

United challenge PSG for £40m-rated Everton star Idrissa Gueye

In Summary

• As a French speaker, a move to Paris is attractive to Gueye but United have also made their intentions clear and have the financial resources to offer a larger transfer fee.

• United believe Gueye could be the player to unlock the best of their record signing and they are budgeting to recruit at least two senior players in the next window besides youngsters like Swansea’s Daniel James.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Manchester United's Fred
Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Manchester United's Fred
Image: REUTERS

Idrissa Gueye is set to play his final game for Everton on Sunday with both PSG and Manchester United circling the Senegal international midfielder this summer.

Everton are understood to accept that 29-year-old Gueye wants to leave the club though the Merseysiders will look to collect around £40m with the player having three years left on his contract.

As a French speaker, a move to Paris is attractive to Gueye but United have also made their intentions clear and have the financial resources to offer a larger transfer fee.

Following Paul Pogba’s success at the World Cup with N’Golo Kante providing defensive insurance, United believe Gueye could be the player to unlock the best of their record signing and they are budgeting to recruit at least two senior players in the next window besides youngsters like Swansea’s Daniel James.

Gueye, who signed for Everton from Aston Villa in 2016 and regularly tops the Premier League statistics for tackles, is expected to feature for the Merseysiders at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.

Everton are running into good form after an inconsistent season under Marco Silva and have kept eight clean sheets in ten matches.

“It takes time when you have a new manager,’ said England defender Michael Keane. ‘Playing like this can only give us confidence going into next season.”