Date: 25th July 2019 at 7:30pm
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There are two weeks of the summer transfer window remaining and Everton still have a lot of business to conduct before they’ll go into next season satisfied – Marco Silva has some deadwood to offload, two first-team players to cash in on and a decision to make on a hot prospect.

Idrissa Gueye

The 29-year-old looks on his way out of Everton this summer with Paris Saint-Germain agreeing a £29m deal. Despite the Toffees wishing to downplay the suggestion that Fabian Delph was signed was to offset Gueye’s potential departure, it’s clear they’ve been planning for the midfielder’s exit.

Gueye nearly left for PSG in January and has been public in his desire to play for a side in the Champions League. His move to the Parc des Princes has been a long time coming and should be confirmed before the summer transfer window closes.

James McCarthy

The 28-year-old has struggled for playing time due to injury woes and is expected to leave Everton this summer. McCarthy has made only five Premier League appearances in the last two seasons and finds himself behind Gueye, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies.

Crystal Palace are looking to capitalising on the situation and have offered £8m for McCarthy’s signature. Everton reportedly want £10m, however, so a deal might take longer to be completed. Nevertheless, he should be on his way out before August 8.

Beni Baningime

The 20-year-old has an uncertain future after a disastrous loan spell at Wigan Athletic last season. His time at the DW Stadium was a disaster and only led to him making one appearance. Baningime returns to Everton with his career at a crossroads.

He’s featured only 12 times for the Toffees and is bottom of the pecking order under Marco Silva. However, Baningime is still rated highly, so the Everton manager might loan him out again and hope he fares better in 2019/20. The midfielder needs competitive football to boost his development.

Muhamed Besic

The 26-year-old is more likely to be sold than loaned out, but Everton are struggling to offload him this summer. Besic’s last appearance for the Toffees was against Sunderland on September 20, 2017.

He’s been loaned out to Middlesbrough for the last 18 months, but the North-East outfit didn’t want to turn the deal permanent. Fulham have been linked with Besic, but there’s little progress being made.

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