Turkish top flight side Fenerbahce are set to launch a bid to sign out of favour Everton striker Oumar Niasse when the transfer window reopens, according to Turkish media source Fotomac.

They were interested in the forward in the summer, but could not match the demands of the Toffees. Despite that they are set to reopen talks in January.

The Senegal international joined Everton in 2016 for £13.5 million, but has not managed to establish himself as a permanent fixture in the first team at Goodison Park.

He was loaned out to Hull City for the second half of the previous campaign, and even when the Toffees were struggling for goals at the beginning of this season, then boss Ronald Koeman was reluctant to play the striker.

Niasse could not even find a place in the Everton starting team for Sam Allardyce’s first match against Huddersfield Town on Saturday either.

Despite being unable to nail down a regular spot, the Senegalese striker has six goals in just nine appearances for the Toffees in all competitions this season, including strikes in his last two matches.

Fenerbahce are looking for a forward to push for the title in Turkey once again, and see Everton man Niasse as someone who could be vital to their chances of achieving that.

It remains to be seen whether Allardyce will allow the forward to leave Goodison Park with a lack of options at his disposal, but he is expected to bring in additions of his own in January, which is only likely to see the 27-year-old drop further down the pecking order on Merseyside.

In a World Cup year, the Everton striker cannot afford to be inactive so he is likely to push for a move should he fail to break into the team under the new boss. That could see the Premier League side and Fenerbahce coming to an agreement for his services.


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