Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has no intention of sending fit-again striker Dexter Blackstock out on loan.
Bryan Ruiz found himself frozen out at Fulham under Felix Magath, but will be offered a clean slate by Kit Symons.
The 22-year-old, a former France Under-21 international, was given the all clear to switch to the French club following an approach before the transfer deadline.
Gueye, who moved to Goodison Park from Strasbourg in June 2010, has made just six appearances for the Toffees this season.
Brest are currently only four points above the Ligue 1 relegation zone.