By Wayne Veysey

17th Jul, 2019 | 7:00am

Exclusive: Everton plot sale of first-team mainstay for mammoth fee

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Everton are prepared to sell Idrissa Gueye for a mammoth fee before the close of the transfer window next month, Football Insider understands.

Gueye’s future at Everton has been the subject of speculation for some time after he came close to a move to Paris Saint Germain during the January window.

A Goodison Park source has told Football Insider that the club would consider cashing in on the Senegal international after signing Andre Gomes and Fabian Delph this summer.

Manager Marco Silva feels the additions of Gomes and Delph means he has enough cover in midfield and that the club could now cope if they were to lose Gueye.

The 29-year-old was keen on a move to the French capital in January, but Everton refused to sell Gueye despite a concerted attempt from PSG to get him and he remained on Merseyside.

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The source explained that PSG retain an interest in recruiting Gueye and have maintained dialogue with all parties over a big-money transfer.

Everton are willing to cash in on Gueye if their valuation of over £30million is met.

Gueye has been a mainstay of Everton’s midfield since joining the club from Aston Villa in 2016, making over 100 appearances for the Toffees.

In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that the club have agreed the terms of a £29million deal.