Paris Saint-Germain are planning to make a bid in January for Everton defender Seamus Coleman after seeing their summer offer rejected, according to the Daily Express.
The Express report that the Ligue 1 champions made a stunning bid for the 26-year-old – who has also been a target of Manchester United and Chelsea in the past – which would have seen the Toffees pocket around £20m, and would have seen Gregory van der Wiel move to Goodison Park.
Having failed to make a single appearance so far this season, the Dutchman was willing to make the switch to Merseyside after falling out with Laurent Blanc (via Express), but like his stance regarding John Stones, Roberto Martinez was not willing to let his defender leave.
However, that is unlikely to deter the French side, who are set to return with another bid during the next window, the Express report.
Everton’s insistence that they will not be selling their key players is important if they wish to elevate themselves back into a position where they can qualify for Europe.
Their desire to hold onto Stones and Coleman will send a message to the exciting players coming through, like Ross Barkley, that the Toffees are trying to construct a special team rather than cash in on their key men when their value reaches its peak, and thus, they can achieve their ambitions at Goodison Park.
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