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The French giants failed with their bid to sign him in the January transfer window but L’Equipe say they have now re-opened negotiations with the Toffees.
It is claimed PSG have submitted an opening offer of €30million (£27m) but that his unlikely to persuade Everton to sell a player whose contract runs until June 2022.
The 29-year-old has been a key figure at Goodison Park since moving to the club from Aston Villa in 2016.
He is regarded as one of the best holding midfield players in the Premier League and has previously attracted interest from Manchester United.
Gueye is currently with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations and scored the only goal of the game as they beat Benin in the quarter-final to secure a place in the last four.
Everton would reportedly be willing to listen to offers in the region of £45m and PSG might have little choice but to pay it given manager Thomas Tuchel’s need for new midfielders.
It was a similar story in January when they signed Leandro Paredes but he has struggled to make a meaningful impact since moving to Paris from Zenit St Petersburg.
Gueye would probably be keen on a move after he claimed in February that he hoped PSG would come back in for him.
“It is a dream that sadly did not come true,” he said.
“But I was honoured that PSG were interested in me.
“Now, I know that I am of interest to these types of clubs, that I am ready to go to the final level to join a top European club.
“I am going to work even more so that they come back to me. Maybe it is not finished with PSG.”
He added: “They [Everton] put the brakes on immediately.
“I pushed. I told the club I wanted to take this golden opportunity to go to Paris.
“A huge challenge, especially at the age of 29.”