Trio of clubs after Niasse

Oumar Niasse is set for a January move from Everton, with Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion having declared an interest.

Everton are willing to sell the Senegal striker and they have quoted a price of £13m, which each of his suitors is willing to pay. As such, Niasse has his choice of them and will make the decision based on where he is most likely to play.

The 27-year-old has returned eye-catching numbers over the first half of the season, despite starting only five matches in all competitions for Everton and making a further nine substitute appearances. He has scored six goals, averaging one every 101.6 minutes.

Everton have signed the Turkey striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for £27m and their manager, Sam Allardyce, may look to add further fresh blood up front before the closure of the mid-season window.

The Merseyside club took Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow in a £13.5m deal in February 2016 and he struggled for opportunities under Roberto Martínez before he was bombed out by Ronald Koeman. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, where he scored five goals in all competitions.

Niasse returned, against the odds, under Koeman at the beginning of this season and, in his first Premier League appearance for the Dutchman, came on to score twice in the 2-1 home win against Bournemouth. Niasse is under contract to June 2020.

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