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Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye hopes Paris Saint-Germain renew interest in the summer

Idrissa Gueye
Image: Idrissa Gueye remains keen on a move to Paris Saint-Germain

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is not giving up on his dream move to Paris Saint-Germain and says he is hopeful the French champions will "come back to me" in the summer.

The 29-year-old was denied a January move to the Ligue 1 leaders, with Everton rejecting an improved offer of £26.2m late on Deadline Day.

Gueye is intent on playing for a Champions League side and handed in a transfer request last month to try and force through a deal.

Manager Marco Silva had hoped Gueye would put the disappointment of missing out on a move behind him, but the Senegal international's focus appears to remain on an imminent exit from Goodison Park.

Joe Ralls and Idrissa Gueye in action at Goodison Park
Image: Gueye has made no secret of his desire to play in the Champions League

He told French outlet L'Equipe: "It is a dream that sadly did not come true. Every player works to join the best teams, to play in matches in the Champions League.

"But I was honoured that PSG were interested in me. Now, I know that I am of interest to these types of clubs, I am ready to go to the final level to join a top European club.

"I am going to work even more so that they come back to me. Maybe it is not finished with PSG."

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Marco Silva expects Gueye to produce his best football again despite Everton turning down a bid from PSG.

Gueye, who arrived from Aston Villa for £7.6m in August 2016, also revealed that PSG made contact with him directly in January to try and make a breakthrough.

"PSG asked my leaders to find out how I could leave," Gueye added. "But Everton put the brakes on right away. They did not want to sell me. I pushed."

"I saw the directors to tell them of my desire to go to Paris, it was a golden opportunity, a huge challenge not to miss at 29 years old."

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