Date: 29th December 2019 at 8:20am
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Everton striker Oumar Niasse is expected to leave Goodison Park in January, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Niasse joined the club in 2016 from Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow in a deal worth £13.5million, but is soon entering the final six months of the £55,000-per-week contract penned upon his arrival.

The Senegalese forward appears unlikely to be offered a new deal on the terms expiring next summer, and is instead expected to move away on a permanent transfer when the mid-season market opens in January.

Niasse was frozen out of the first-team by former head coach Marco Silva, who opted against naming the 29-year-old in any of his matchday squads this term prior to being sacked.

Caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson offered Niasse a slight reprieve when selected among the substitutes against Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, though the 4-time international only featured for a single minute of regular time at Old Trafford.

Carlo Ancelotti also chose to leave the £3.6m-rated forward out of his plans against Burnley on Boxing Day, and would appear to have no place for Niasse going forward.

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Cenk Tosun also appears to be out of favour, as the Turkey striker, attracting interest from Germany, is said to be available for around £20m next month.

The 28-year-old is keen to ensure his place at Euro 2020, so could feasibly push for a move away after starting two of his five Premier League appearances this season prior to Ancelotti’s arrival.

Ancelotti is not currently seeking alternative attacking options should the pair depart Merseyside next month, having insisted that he is happy with his attacking group of Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean.

“No, we didn’t talk about this but, for sure, I am not asking for a striker because upfront we are really good,” Ancelotti said, when asked if he has spoken with Director of Football Marcel Brands on his plans for January.

“Anyway, we didn’t talk about this because I think until January 5 we have to be focused on these games, we have four games. After that, we can talk if we need something or not.”

In other Everton news, the club have made inquiries into signing a €30m striker in January.

 

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