Idrissa Gueye to sign new contract at Everton, says caretaker boss David Unsworth
Last Updated: 27/10/17 3:41pm
Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says midfielder Idrissa Gueye is set to sign a new contract at Goodison Park.
Gueye has established himself as an integral member of the team since joining from Aston Villa in the summer of 2016.
Unsworth said: "Gueye's contract is very close. It's great news for us because he's a top, top player. To tie him down here for a number of years is fantastic.
"He is a good guy as well, really humble and he is going to be a top Everton player."
Unsworth said he had no new information on the managerial vacancy at Goodison ahead of their Sky Live Super Sunday game at Leicester City.
He said he had spoken with chairman Bill Kenwright and owner Farhad Moshiri, adding: "My dialogue with the chairman has always been good. There are no hidden agendas. I've spoken to Farhad Moshiri but nothing's changed. I'm fully focused on Sunday.
"I'm clear what my role is day to day until somebody tells me otherwise. We will just keep doing what we do best
"It's always about getting results...this is Everton football club. We expect results.
"It's no different in the way we apply ourselves, way we want to play. we've had a great training session today. I don't think anyone enjoys losing but there were many positives to take from the Chelsea performance."
Unsworth said he was not surprised by the impressive Beni Baningime, who enjoyed an eye-catching debut in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea.
"He's a top young player," said Unsworth. "He's been outstanding over the past 18 months for the U23s.
"For Sunday, we will pick a team to win a game with the individuals we have available.
"So far the players have been outstanding in taking my message on board. I like a smile around the place, an atmosphere where players feel free to express themselves."