Everton’s first deal of the January transfer window will be to sell Oumar Niasse to Trabzonspor, according to Turkish newspaper Fotomac.

The 26-year-old Senegalese centre forward moved to Goodison Park after impressing in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow, with the Toffees shelling out a whopping £13.5 million on the African hitman.

However, Niasse has struggled to adapt to life in England and has only made five Premier League appearances over the last 12 months, with none of those coming under new boss Ronald Koeman.

With the former Brann striker obviously surplus to requirements, Trabzonspor are reportedly eyeing up a cut-price deal to get the Senegal international off Everton’s wage bill.

The report suggests that the teams are negotiating over a transfer fee but the Premier League side are accepting of the fact that they will need to take a signifiant financial loss on Niasse.

Koeman has preferred to partner attacking midfielders with first-choice number nine Romelu Lukaku this season, with the 26-year-old not getting a look-in under the Dutch trainer.


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