That is according to French news outlet le10sport, who report that Ekitike is said to have embarrassed the PSG hierarchy by refusing to be a bargaining chip in their deal for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Kolo Muani last summer.
A report in 90MIN recently claimed that England is thought to be Ekitike’s most likely destination once he departs PSG, but a loan move to fellow French sides has not been ruled out.
Indeed, Olympique Lyonnais are said to be interested, as well as Lens and the forward’s former club Reims.
All noise and no substance with Ekitike to Everton rumours
This feels like one of those transfer links that pops up on a weekly basis but never comes to fruition, as Everton have been linked with the 21-year-old throughout this year, though no official approach was ever made.
Everton strengthened their forward line in the summer with the £26m arrival of Beto from Udinese and Sporting CP’s Youssef Chermiti, who moved to Goodison Park in a £15m deal.
Whether another forward will be on Sean Dyche’s January agenda remains to be seen, but no doubt we’ll be linked with Hugo Ekitike on countless more occasions between now and then.