Idrissa Gueye’s proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain has taken this long because the midfielder was considering an offer from Manchester United, it has been revealed.
Everton midfielder Gueye is set to complete his switch to PSG in the coming days, having been close to signing for them in January.
Sky Sports reported this week that Everton have now accepted a £28m offer from PSG for the Senegal international, having secured Fabian Delph (who, like Gueye, is another former Aston Villa player) from Manchester City as his replacement.
Now, L’Equipe claim that the reason it has taken so long for Gueye’s move to go through is because of interest from Manchester United.
Having grown frustrated in their efforts to sign £50m-rated Sean Longstaff from Newcastle, Man Utd began to consider alternatives in their search for a replacement for Ander Herrera – and Gueye’s name was suggested.
Gueye is reported to have given serious thought to the move, hence the delays, but has opted to join PSG – where he will sign a five-year contract – instead.
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