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Another Everton player close to an exit

Kevin Mirallas being linked with a Serie A loan

Blackburn Rovers v Everton - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Hours after we heard that Kevin Mirallas has been asked by Everton manager Marco Silva to train separately from the main group, news broke that talks are underway with Serie A side Fiorentina to take the player on loan, with an option to make the deal permanent.

As broken by Italian source (take it as you will) Gianluca DiMarzio, the loan deal will cost the Viola around €2.7 million if they choose to outright purchase the player as well. Mirallas signed a contract extension at the end of the 2016-17 season, and his current contract runs through to 2020.

The Belgian forward started last season with the Blues, but struggled mightily as Ronald Koeman failed to get anything from the player on the left wing. Mirallas, who turns 31 in October this year, was then sent out on loan to Olympiakos for the second half of the season. While his return to the club he played at earlier in his career was much-heralded, the loan quickly turned sour as he failed to make an impact and had his tenure in Greece was terminated with just a couple of games left in the season.