Everton are set to sign Aston Villa star, Idrissa Gueye after triggering his release clause.
Ronald Koeman’s club have bid £7.1m for the Senegal midfielder as the manager aims to make his first major signing of the summer.Gueye is one of the first they have moved for and the Villa chief executive, Keith Wyness, who used to work at Everton, insisted the relegated side want to keep him, even if the 26-year-old is likely to leave.
Koeman has only signed the goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham for an undisclosed fee since moving from Southampton in June. The former Leicester assistant manager Steve Walsh joined as director of football last week, which is now likely to signal the green light for Everton in the transfer market.
Gueye joined Aston Villa from Lille last summer and made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier League, winning just three games.