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Gueye signs new long-term Everton deal

Idrissa Gueye has become a fans favourite since his move from Aston Villa. Credit: PA

Everton defensive midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye has signed a new long-term contract which ties him to the Premier League club until June 2022.

The 28-year-old Senegal international has scored three goals in 64 appearances for the Toffees since moving to Goodison Park from Aston Villa 18 months ago.

He told the club's official website: "Everton is the right place for me and this is why I have signed my new deal. I am very happy to sign a new contract with Everton. I believe in my team and I believe in this club."

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Premier League looking into winter break option

The Premier League could be set for a winter break Credit: PA

The Premier League is open to the idea of introducing a winter break.

Together with the Football Association and English Football League, the Premier League has been considering ways to ease fixture congestion.

A winter break has been discussed before and is being done so again, with the Premier League, in principle, open to the concept.

It said in a statement: "The Premier League has been in discussions with the FA and EFL for several months regarding the challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar, and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break.

"Provided space can be found in the calendar, we are open to this in principle and will continue constructive discussions with our football stakeholders to seek a workable solution."

Some of the top leagues across Europe, including Spain's LaLiga, the Bundesliga in Germany and Italy's Serie A all take mid-season breaks.

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