Everton coach, Marco Silva has said Fabian Delph has not been signed to replace Idrissa Gueye.
Gueye has been linked to Paris Saint-German and Manchester United this transfer window and reports have it that he might exit Goodison Park.
Everton recently spent £10 million ($12m) to sign Delph from Manchester City and fans have taken it as a sign to expect Gueye’s exit but Marco has denied that.
His words to LiverpoolEcho, “I will answer direct to this question.
“They are two completely different players. Gana plays in one role, Fabian can do the role of Gana but he doesn’t come to our squad to replace Gana.
“Gana is still our player and, of course, if we lose Gana then we have to sign a player to replace him because you are talking about one player playing almost all of the games in our squad.
“If it will happen then we have to replace him, it is not because we have signed Fabian Delph.”
He continued, “I have to talk with him and show him how he is an important player for us.
“To be honest, even if it was a fantastic opportunity for him, the behaviour of Gana after that period was very, very good and he lost a ‘dream’.
“He always gives 100% and his best. He said to me in that period that he had that dream but for us as a club it was really tough to take to lose a player like him.
“I think we took the right decision and after that Gana proved that with his best season at Everton, in my opinion.
“Let’s see what the market will say again about Idrissa and we are here to take the best decisions for us as a football club.”