Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth has confirmed that Idrissa Gueye is ‘very close’ to signing a long-term deal.
The 28-year-old who has been a mainstay in the Toffees’ midfield since his arrival from Aston Villa in the summer of 2016, is set to put pen to paper as a reward for his impressive performances.
"I believe we are very close which is fantastic news for Everton,” Unsworth said in his pre-match briefing.
"We are very close and that's great news for Idrissa and great news for me. He's been great over the period of time. I have seen his performances.
"At Aston Villa he was a top player so to tie him down for a number of years is great."