Marco Silva says Everton have had no offers for Idrissa Gueye
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 24/01/19 4:31pm
Marco Silva says Everton have received no approach for midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
The Senegal international has been linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, who were reported to have made a £22m bid for the 29-year-old on Tuesday, but Silva believes he will be staying at Goodison Park.
"This is news to me. No club has made an official offer," Silva said as he faced the media ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie with Millwall.
"I speak with him like I do the others but he focused towards working his best for our club."
As to whether there may have been an illegal approach made for the player, Silva added: "Until now, what I can tell you, is no offers have been coming and I have nothing more to say about that.
"Illegal or not, to be honest, I don't know."
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has received some criticism of late after some indifferent performances.
Silva stood by the England player, however, insisting the expectations on him are greater now after some impressive performances for Everton last season and for England at the World Cup.
"Now everyone looks to him in a different way," added Silva. "He achieved some fantastic things at the end of last season and had a fantastic World Cup also.
"He has started well this season but as a goalkeeper, when something happens the [focus] is on you.
"We have confidence in him and this is normal pressure for a goalkeeper at our club."
Pickford was a key performer for England as Gareth Southgate's side reached the semi-finals in Russia but Silva does not feel his World Cup exertions took too much out of him.
"We gave him time to rest his mind and he arrived in fantastic condition for a good season," he said.
"He is working very hard and trying to get better every day."