Date: 18th July 2019 at 8:00pm
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Idrissa Gueye’s future at Everton is uncertain as Paris Saint-Germain are still interested in signing the midfielder. Marco Silva recently procured the signature of Fabian Delph but denied that his signing would be to offset the loss of Gueye. With Everton recently linked with Morgan Sanson, however, are the Toffees preparing themselves for the worst?

According to L’Equipe (h/t Liverpool Echo), Everton are interested in Sanson and could make a bid for the 24-year-old if Olympique Marseille lower his asking price. The Ligue 1 outfit are having financial difficulties and may have to sell a number of players this summer. Everton are unwilling to pay more than £30m for Sanson, however.

The former French u21 international has made 108 appearances in all competitions since joining Marseille from Montpellier in January 2017. Sanson made 33 league appearances last season, scoring (5) and creating (3) eight goals. He created 23 chances, made 33 successful dribbles (58%), averaged 39 passes-per-game with 83% accuracy and won 24 aerial duels (35%).

Sanson averaged a tackle (70) or interception (42) every 21 minutes and wouldn’t be a bad option if Gueye is sold – Marco Silva could be left with Sanson, Delph, Andre Gomes and Morgan Schneiderlin at defensive-midfield.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article