According to a report in the Mirror, Paris Saint-Germain are planning on making a second move for Everton’s Seamus Coleman during the January transfer window.
The French giants have tracked the right-back’s progress for some time and had a £20 million plus Gregory van der Wiel bid knocked back late in the summer window, as reported by the Mirror.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez is said to be staunch in his indication that both Coleman and sought-after centre-back John Stones will remain at Goodison Park for the foreseeable future.
However, PSG have plenty of funds behind them and fresh reports in the Mirror claim they will make a second attempt for the Republic of Ireland international in January.
Everton can only hold out for so long:
The Toffees find themselves in a good position, what with the new Premier League TV deals increasing the club’s financial budgets allowing them to hold on to their better stars.
However, Roberto Martinez and the club’s hierarchy must also be realistic. Everton are not a top four team, and their chances of going to on become one in the not too distant future is pretty bleak.
Their better players will naturally attract the likes of Chelsea and PSG, Champions League clubs who can offer elite European football and domestic honours on a yearly basis.
Everton’s desire to hold on to their top stars is understandable, but there will come a moment when these players will want to take the next step and denying them that opportunity benefits nobody.