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Toffees look to secure Idrissa Gueye

Toffees look to secure Idrissa Gueye

Everton are reported to have opened talks with midfielder Idrissa Gueye in an effort to get him tied down to a new deal.

The Toffees may have got the season off to a disappointing start but the midfielder has still impressed with his relentless work rate in the middle of the park and rivals clubs are taking notice.

The 27-year-old was snapped up from Aston Villa for a bargain £6.8 million the summer before last and Blues boss Ronald Koeman is keen to secure his future.

Everton have already lost Romelu Lukaku and could also lose Ross Barkley on a free transfer as the midfielder's contract ticks down, and Koeman wants to avoid a similar situation with Gueye.

Talks are now reported to be in the pipeline with the Senegal international who has already been heavily linked with a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.

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