No truth in reports that PSG have bid £20m for Irish star Coleman
Reports suggesting Everton full back Seamus Coleman has been the subject of a £20m bid from Paris Saint-Germain in recent days are well wide of the mark, Independent.ie understands.
A UK radio station and newspaper reports have claimed that PSG had made a bid that involved cash and a player in a bid to sign Coleman, with Everton said to have rejected that offer.
Yet it is believed that an agent involved in a potential deal to move his player out of PSG was the source of a story, with no bid being lodged for Coleman from PSG in recent days.
Coleman signed a new deal at Goodison last summer as the club looked to silence long-standing links with a move to Manchester United, yet it seems as if an agent has invented the story that the Ireland defender was the subject of a bid from PSG in a bid to stir up interest in one of his players, who is the mystery man Everton were allegedly offered.
Everton have made it clear in recent days that they will not be held ransom by big-spending clubs for their star names, with Goodison Park chairman Bill Kenwright releasing a statement on Thursday confirming his club would not be selling defender John Stones to Everton.
Meanwhile, reports that Stones has been 'hounded out of his house' after abuse from Everton supporters may have been overblown in the media, with sundayworld.com understanding that the players has decided to move into a hotel for a period after a minor incident at his home.
Stones is now preparing to stay at Everton for this season after his transfer request was rejected and he is expected to line-up for Roberto Martinez's side at Tottenham on Saturday.