The French champions tried to sign Gueye in January but fell short of Everton's valuation and the move never came off.
It is thought that the Blues were holding out for around £35m at the time but the midfielder's stellar form for club and country in the interim has increased the feeling that he is indispensable and that may force the asking price up this summer.
Gueye regarded the opportunity to join PSG and to play Champions League football as a dream move.
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1 Posted 11/07/2019 at 22:02:42
2 Posted 11/07/2019 at 22:04:21
Watch this space.
3 Posted 11/07/2019 at 22:14:45
4 Posted 11/07/2019 at 22:33:09
5 Posted 11/07/2019 at 22:38:57
6 Posted 11/07/2019 at 22:39:25
7 Posted 11/07/2019 at 23:00:37
8 Posted 11/07/2019 at 23:09:31
Then he went nuts.
9 Posted 11/07/2019 at 23:18:31
10 Posted 11/07/2019 at 23:27:56
11 Posted 11/07/2019 at 23:28:38
I dont see this being the same “dream move” he had imagined back in January. With PSG signing Herrera a few weeks ago, there would now be a lot of competition in front of him with Herrera, Veratti and Paredes. Theres no way they can accommodate them all which would limit his first team minutes. Unless of course PSG are planning to sell one of them.
Worse case scenario and Gueye pushes a transfer through, we would be crazy to agree anything before the Neymar saga is decided.
I really think the price theyre quoting is insulting, considering how important he is for us and how he doesnt even seemed to have yet peaked. He should be someone we fight our hardest to keep!
If we have any aspirations of future success, we have to get some continuity in our 1st 11 and stop having to replace key players ever few years!
12 Posted 12/07/2019 at 00:24:50
PSG are not likely to break the bank for him after another derisory offer and hopefully they will go away.
13 Posted 12/07/2019 at 00:39:03
He owes us nothing so give him the dream move to PSG. So long and thanks for your 100% commitment every game. He deserves the big stage at this stage of his career, he's earned it.
14 Posted 12/07/2019 at 00:51:17
15 Posted 12/07/2019 at 00:52:06
However, if he really wants his dream move, you know that Everton's bountiful generosity will reveal it's feeble smile in today's cutthroat environment and off he will go with our blessing.
Too nice by far. Nowhere near ruthless enough. (Although Silva did threaten to quit over him leaving last time... according to reports.)
16 Posted 12/07/2019 at 03:05:56
It is a bit confusing with different sites having different information but I think we have to conclude our incomings by 5 pm on the 8th August. Italian clubs have until 18th August and Spanish, German and French have until 31 August. That means any deal for Neymar could easily happen after we have finished our recruitment unless he moves to an English club.
If Gana is dead set on his big swansong, then we could have a major problem if we try to use brinksmanship to up the PSG offer.
This all hinges on whether we have identified a suitable replacement or not. If we haven't, then I guess we would have to gamble on the player's character to keep on giving his all if we refuse to let him go.
If we have someone in mind, then we are going to have to be ultra smart in getting that sorted by the 8th without PSG realising. I don't think that is likely. I think the best we can hope for is the two deals happening simultaneously and we will probably get squeezed at both ends anyway.
17 Posted 12/07/2019 at 04:13:08
The most consistent Everton player i've ever seen, who has only ever got better and better, minus one spell when he and Schneiderlin didn't fit under Koeman.
But Gueye's quality has been the only certainty we've had in years. Our only player who can be classed as world class.
Our stance must be : NOT FOR SALE!
18 Posted 12/07/2019 at 04:16:22
Conversely, Everton would do worse than giving him a lucrative 4-year bumper contract – I would assume worth at least £100k/week.
19 Posted 12/07/2019 at 07:31:44
I agree an improved contract seems to me to make perfect sense and am sure would save us a fortune
20 Posted 12/07/2019 at 07:51:56
21 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:01:52
We do not have to increase wages - he has a contract!
After three years we are successful - he stays!
We are not what he wants after three years- he goes on a free with our blessing and a slap on the back for his services!
PSG want him - ask us what we want and at 29 I would say 35-40 mill - pay up or shut up!
22 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:10:38
PSG need to start at least double that bid for us to take them seriously.
23 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:20:07
Clearly they think hes a Champions League quality player so they can bloody well come back in with a Champions League fee for him, and Id still tell them where to go!!!
We cant afford to sell Gana with weeks now remaining of the window.
Its bad enough that we are unlikely to
get Zouma back, losing Gana would be detrimental to a top half finish for me.
24 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:26:28
We should be asking for £70 million if we are even daring to think about selling.
Gana has four good years left in him and what in this day and age can you get for £35 million?
That wouldnt even get you Doucoure at Watford and honestly after watching him last season more, I dont even rate him that much, hes certainly not better than Gana.
25 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:41:27
And yes, we should stick a 'realistic' price tag on Gana, regardless of how much we got him for, other Clubs do it to their mvp's, as Michael Kenrick mentioned we are far too nice, when it comes down to being tough.
26 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:45:46
I think in the circumstances an improved contract is the best option. If it doesn't work out we can still sell next summer at handsome profit, considering what we paid for him.
27 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:48:21
28 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:48:57
I dont think Ive ever watched Neymar in the last 7 years and thought “yes hes the best player in the world right now”.
PSG paid an absolutely filthy ridiculous fee for him, I could just about understand if it was Messi or Ronaldo we were talking about but Neymar isnt on the same planet as those two.
No way should we think of letting Gana go for anything under £70 million in todays market.
Forget the age of players, its his value to us as a club and £35 million just wont even begin to break the ice for me, if we sell him for that then next season we get what we deserve if it goes tits up as usual.
29 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:48:58
I feel he will definitely go and good luck to the player who always gave 100%
30 Posted 12/07/2019 at 08:59:37
Finding a so-called younger replacement and convincing him to join a middle ranked team with no European football wont be easy though will it?
You really need a player in that area that is experienced at doing that job, thats why players like Carsley and Barry were so good at it.
When we have had Tom Davies there for example we lose that discipline and shape goes out the window.
Brands might be good but hed need to be a miracle worker with four weeks left of the transfer window now to replace Gana.
31 Posted 12/07/2019 at 09:14:13
32 Posted 12/07/2019 at 09:38:28
If he DOES still want to move though, as professional as he was/is he's maybe going to be more disappointed and possibly unable to retain the focus he's previously managed.
It's one of those do we don't we situations. Hard to call, without knowing the players strength of feeling.
If he's set on going I'd explain (to him) his importance to the club and also what the club would have to pay to replace him.
With that in mind I'd set the price, if he was intent on going, and explain that we can't/won't take less.
PSG are used to getting their own way. They're powerful, super rich, and arrogant.
They're offering an insulting amount because of this.
So if he wants to go badly, tell PSG "We don't want to sell, however, if our valuation is met we will consider an offer."
Then tell 'em straight what the valuation is.
I'm no expert, but with the prices around these days it has to be £40m minimum, maybe more.
Whatever price we set, stick to it and give 'em a deadline.
After that, vas te faire foutre!
33 Posted 12/07/2019 at 10:17:45
34 Posted 12/07/2019 at 10:22:31
I don't want him to go, but if he is adamant I would put him in the Sigurdsson price bracket. The days are gone when we can be financially bullied.
35 Posted 12/07/2019 at 10:29:57
We face a worrying 4 weeks.
36 Posted 12/07/2019 at 10:55:19
Lets say we identify the best we think we can get, such as Malcolm and Zouma. Zouma clearly cannot be sold until Lampard agrees it. So theres a delay. Malcolm will only commit to Everton if arsenal drop out the running. Arsenal will only drop out the running when the price is wrong. So we should offer more than they will. Well reports say we have. But theyre talking to the player and telling him to hold out for them.
So Steve, should we forgo players at the top level and go for players who the bigger clubs dont want? Bearing in mind that some players wont go to the biggest clubs but get strung along as a backup option, meantime theyre stringing us along as a backup option.
If you want the best players, we have to play this game. Otherwise we end up paying £50m for Sigurdsson and £30m for Bolasie.
Let brands do his thing and after the window shuts, then worry if we havent bought well.
37 Posted 12/07/2019 at 11:56:41
38 Posted 12/07/2019 at 12:25:38
Who would that be? I haven't a clue... but Brands will know!
39 Posted 12/07/2019 at 12:39:06
Don't know a thing about him. Steve Ferns, any info on him mate?
40 Posted 12/07/2019 at 13:03:11
I hear you but look at the price the likes of Tyrone Mings has gone for, look at the inflated fees clubs are paying?
This is PSG and they throw millions on everything that moves, so we should set the bar immensely high, they clearly want Gana, well lets just see how desperate they are to sign him!
41 Posted 12/07/2019 at 13:13:02
42 Posted 12/07/2019 at 13:23:32
I heard they would bid £45m. That's more like what he's worth, or maybe even more.
43 Posted 12/07/2019 at 14:01:18
44 Posted 12/07/2019 at 14:29:26
If they offer £50M then we have a decision to make. Until then we should dig our heels in.
45 Posted 12/07/2019 at 15:07:48
Marcel Brands is going about it the right way.
Getting Andre Gomes for that money was a big plus.
Moise Kean & Kurt Zouma on board would make this window a complete success.
We don't want to lose Gana, but only for the right money.
46 Posted 12/07/2019 at 17:06:19
47 Posted 12/07/2019 at 17:28:13
48 Posted 12/07/2019 at 18:32:44
49 Posted 12/07/2019 at 20:08:25
50 Posted 12/07/2019 at 20:59:09
If he stays until the end of the season without complaint or sulk and helps us stay up we'll let him go when PSG come up with a reasonable price.
I expect him to go this time.
51 Posted 12/07/2019 at 21:16:41
52 Posted 13/07/2019 at 11:05:55
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