French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) were dealt a big transfer blow after they had two separate bids rejected in their quest to sign Everton midfielder Idrissa ‘Gana’ Gueye.
The Senegalese international player had been attracting interest from major European clubs like Manchester City, Arsenal, and PSG and it was the French club who firmed up their interest with bids.
PSG initially made a £21.5m for the player which was rejected by the Toffees before they returned with an improved bid of £26.2m on deadline day.
Everton rejected the second PSG bid as they were adamant that Idrissa Gueye is not for sale.
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PSG were in need of midfield reinforcements following the injury to influential midfielder Marco Veratti.
In addition, wantaway PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has been frozen out of the team after he failed to sign a new contract at Parc des Princes.
The 23-year-old has some few months left to run on his current PSG contract.
PSG only recruited one player in midfield following the transfer of Argentine international player Leandro Paredes from Russia club Zenit St. Petersburg.
The Gunners wanted to sign Idrissa Gueye earlier this week before they switched their focus to a possible loan move for PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku.
Arsenal were not able to sign Nkunku due to the failure to sign a replacement for him (unsuccessful move for Gueye) on the part of the French capital club.