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Everton close to selling unwanted striker

Blues could have a suitor for Oumar Niasse

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Everton have been desperately trying to lighten their wage bill over the last year, and though the transfer window is closed in England that only means Marcel Brands has to look at further shores to get rid of more fringe players from Marco Silva’s squad.

One such player is Oumar Niasse. While he featured in a number of Everton’s preseason games, by no means does he have a position in the squad locked down, and was handed a shirt number (29) on the back end of the squad, along with fellow rejects Kevin Mirallas, Cuco Martina and Yannick Bolasie.

There does appear to be a breakthrough for Niasse though, with Turkish outlet Fotomac (via Sport Witness) reporting that Trabzonspor have already worked out personal terms with the player and a delegation is in England this week to seal the deal with Everton.

Trabzonspor play in the Europa League at home this Thursday against Sparta Prague, having drawn 2-2 away at the Czech side in the first leg last week, and will look to unveil him after the game.

At this point Everton will be past caring what the transfer fee offered for this quartet of players is as they are desperately trying to offload them permanently no matter what. Between the four players, the Blues are paying out £235,000/week in wages, which adds up to £12.2 million a year in basically sunk cost.