Everton boss Marco Silva has remained calm in his pursuit of Andre Gomes despite rumoured interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfielder is currently on a season long loan at Goodison Park from Barcelona and in recent days Spurs are said to have rekindled their interest.
The Telegraph report that Mauricio Pochettino could move for the 25-year-old in January, however the Toffees are keen to make his deal permanent next month when the transfer window opens.
Gomes has been in impressive form for Everton since recovering from a hamstring problem and has made seven Premier League appearances to date and provided one assist.
The player, who is under contract at the Nou Camp until 2021 is said to have an eye watering transfer release clause of £88.5million (Mirror) and it seems highly unlikely that any club would be prepared to trigger this clause.
Silva was asked at Everton’s press conference ahead of their trip to Manchester City about Gomes’ situation and if apparent rival interest will hamper their chances of a permanent deal.
He told The Liverpool Echo: “Nothing. Zero. It won’t affect us,”
“I understand some clubs are linked with him, I don’t know really, but nothing has changed in our way and what is in our mind.
“When you have good players in your squad that means other clubs are looking to them as well. For me it’s a normal situation in football.
“Let’s see what we can do to keep him or not.”
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