- Everton are hoping Idrissa Gueye accepts an improved contract offer to stay
- Gueye’s current contract at Goodison Park runs out in the summer of 2020
- Senegal international has attracted the attention of other Premier League rivals
- Blues will be relieved to tie the midfielder down with other big clubs hovering
Everton are preparing a new contract for Idrissa Gana Gueye.
The midfielder, who turned 28 on Tuesday, has drawn attention from the likes of Arsenal with his performances over the past year since joining Everton from Aston Villa for £7.65million.
Gueye has impressed at Goodison Park since arriving in the summer of 2016, establishing himself as a key part of manager Ronald Koeman’s plans.
Everton are set to offer midfielder Idrissa Gueye a new improved contract to extend his stay
The Goodison Park outfit signed Gueye from Aston Villa for £7.65million in the summer of 2016
The Senegal international made 35 appearances in all competitions in his debut campaign, with his performances alerting a number of Premier League rivals as well as a number of overseas clubs.
But the Toffees are determined to fend off any interest in the player by offering him a new long-term deal, with improved terms bringing him in line with the club’s top earners.
Everton are determined to keep hold of their best players as they look to make a sustained bid to crack the Premier League’s top four and qualify for the Champions League over the next few years.
Securing Senegalese star on a new deal will come as a welcome boost to Koeman after a challenging run of form to open the new season.
Gueye has earned 45 caps for Senegal and impressed at Villa to earn his move to Everton
The 28-year-old has scored two goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for the Toffees