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Unwanted striker has plenty of suitors on the continent

Everton looking to offload Niasse onto some unsuspecting teams

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Oumar Niasse
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Oumar Niasse has had a particularly undistinguished Everton career, and manager Ronald Koeman is looking to put the striker out of his misery with just 152 minutes of football under his belt.

The third most expensive player in Everton's history was signed for £13.5m in January from Lokomotiv Moscow but failed to make an impact on the side in the subsequent months.

Everton have been shopping the player quite openly, and the Senegal international has not been assigned a squad number for the upcoming season.

Now Sky Sports are claiming that up to four European teams are lining up for the player, which is to the Toffees’ benefit as they look to recoup as much of the money spent as possible.

German side Hamburg, Portuguese team Sporting Lisbon and a pair of Turkish clubs Besiktas and Fenerbahce have all expressed interest in Niasse who has been largely ignored by Koeman during Everton’s preseason. The forward played one half in a closed-doors friendly and hasn’t featured in any games since.

More to come as we hear it, but it’s looking like Niasse is very close to being gone.