Wednesday Jun 17, 2020. 11:00
Senegal international Idrissa Gana Gueye has responded to the reports linking him with English clubs.
The defensive midfielder was one of Paris Saints Germain (PSG)’s top performers as they clinched the 2019/20 French Ligue 1 title.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa are reportedly interested in signing Gueye, 30, who was on the books former English champions Everton between 2016 and 2019.
“In the world of football, we are never sure of anything but I am often in contact with Leonardo, the club, and there has never been the question of a departure or a transfer in our discussions,” Gueye told Canal Plus via Goal.
“There is enough respect between us to be able to say things if there was something to be said. Everything that is said today, is purely fake news.”
PSG recently announced that Brazilian defender Thiago Silva will be leaving the club at the end of this month.
“He is a truly great player, a fantastic defender with experience. Of course [I would have wanted him to stay. He is very useful for the team,” Gueye added.
“We need experienced players, players with great class like that.”
The French giants also revealed that Uruguayan centre forward Edinson Cavani will also be leaving the club.
“Cavani is a guy I adore. You are going to say that I adore everyone, but there is not a player on planet earth who doesn’t like [Edinson] Cavani,” Gueye said.
“What he puts in on and off the pitch, he is an example for every player. He fights, he is always there even in difficult situations for him.”
Gueye also played for Aston Villa between 2015 and 2016.