Report: Everton keen on Petrus Boumal if Idrissa Gueye leaves

Idrissa Gueye of Everton celebrates scoring his team's opening goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton at Vitality Stadium on December 30, 2017 in...

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Petrus Boumal.

A general view outside Goodison Park is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Foot Mercato has reported that Everton are interested in signing FC Ural ace Petrus Boumal.

The 24-year-old holding midfielder has made a big impression with the Russian side this season and a number of clubs are seemingly snooping around.

One of those clubs is Everton and Foot Mercato claim that the Toffees have identified him as a replacement for Idrissa Gueye if he leaves Goodison Park this summer.

The report goes on to state that Villarreal are also interested in Boumal, a Cameroon Under-21 international who joined the Russian Premier League outfit from CSKA Sofia last summer.

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Replacing Schneiderlin or Klaassen a bigger priority?

Everton boss Sam Allardyce could do with a few more midfielders, but none in the defensive mould.

Gueye has been immense for the Premier League side this season, whereas Morgan Schneiderlin and Davy Klaassen, for example, have under-performed in a big way and if Allardyce is going to sign a midfielder, surely it must be one to play ahead of Gueye on the pitch.

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