Possible Gueye Replacements for Everton

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye wants to seal a dream move to Paris Saint Germaine after the Ligue 1 club submitted a £21.5m offer that was rejected by the toffees.  The French giants are likely to come back with a larger offer and it is understood that Gueye has indicated to Everton that he would like to move to the French capital.

Obviously the time of the offer is poor for Everton but they could well be tempted to cash in on the 29 year old while his stock is still high.  The end of January could prove a difficult time to purchase a replacement but there are a number of options out there now or in the summer.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

The Frenchman is in high demand since joining Watford from Rennes, but would cost an absolute fortune if Everton wanted to entertain signing him so may not be an option in the eyes of Marcel Brands who would like to change Evertons transfer policy.  The 26 year old box to box midfield warrior is valued at around £50m according to the British press and has already been told he can’t leave the hornets in January, but could be a target in the summer.

The all action midfielder has scored 11 goals in 77 games for the club and worked under Marco Silva for a short period of time when he was Watford manager.

Sander Berge

The 20 year old Norway international is being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur after impressing for Genk in the Belgium league.  The 6ft 4in midfielder is the rising star of Norwegian football having played 12 times for his country, despite only being 20 years old.

Reports suggest that Genk would be willing to deal at £22.5m and betting sites criteria and test reports have stopped taking bets that Berge will remain at the Belgians past January.

Sandro Tonali

Sandro Tonali is an 18 year old midfielder who is currently playing for Brescia in Serie B.  The youngster is being linked with a move to Liverpool, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan and AC Milan who are all being linked with a £30m move.  Tonali is being dubbed the “new Pirlo” for his looks and his playing style and has already been involved with the main Italy team.  He has 2 goals and 3 assists so far this season which has lead to the giants and Liverpool showing interest.

Ibrahim Sangare

The 21 year old Ivory Coast midfielder currently plays for French club Toulouse and is drawing a string of admirers with some very good displays in Ligue 1.  The 6ft 3 defensive midfielders is already drawing comparisons ranging from Yaya Toure to Michael Essien OR a mix of both and will surely be snapped up by a top club soon.  Sangare can play as a DM, a number 6 or a box-to-box midfielder and this range of playing positions could be tempting for Everton.

Stanislav Lobotka

The Solvakian midfielder has already been linked with a move to Everton in this window and Lesport10 claims that the club have already held talks about signing the 24 year old from Spanish club Celta Vigo.  The midfielder has also been linked with a move to West Ham United in recent weeks and is seen as an energetic defensive midfielder.  A move for Lobotka by Everton would likely be a loan move with a view to a permanent transfer.

Tanguy Ndombele

The 22 year old Lyon midfielder is highly rated in his homeland, but was largely unheard of abroad until recently after he signed for Lyon for €8m.  The France international has drawn comparisons to Ngolo Kante and had also been linked with a move to PSG, but that now looks to be the destination for Gana Gueye.  Ndombele despite being quite small is a powerhouse and destined to go on to big things, but would like cost upwards of £25m if Everton were looking to make a move.

Idrissa Gana Gueye is set to play at Huddersfield tonight, despite rumours that he submitted a transfer request.  Everton are saying in public that they would like to keep the midfielder, but in private a bid of around £30m would surely sign a deal for the 29 year old who would earn a dream move.

Should Everton cash in on Gana Gueye? 

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