Everton make Idrissa Gueye the first major signing of the Koeman era

Aston Villa hope to fund a move for Ross McCormack

Idrissa Gueye, Aston Villa

Idrissa Gueye. Picture by: Mike Egerton / EMPICS Sport

Everton have announced their first major signing under new manager Ronald Koeman.

The club have confirmed the capture of midfielder Idrissa Gueye from relegated Aston Villa.

The Senegal international has agreed a four-year contract after Everton triggered a £7 million pound release clause in his contract. 

Villa are now hoping to use some of that transfer fee to fund a £12 million pound bid for Fulham striker Ross McCormack.