Galatasaray are keen on loaning Everton outcast Oumar Niasse in January.
Turkish-Football reported earlier today that the Toffees have given Niasse the green light to leave over the winter transfer window.
There has been a development the last report. Galatasaray have put forward a loan offer through the use of intermediaries who have contacted the Toffees and Niasse’s representatives.
The Lions have made strengthening their attacking line a priority in January.
The Istanbul giants are currently competing in the Champions League, Super Lig and Turkish Cup with just two available strikers, Eren Derdiyok and Sinan Gumus.
Galatasaray failed to replace Bafetimbi Gomis over the summer. The French striker netted 38 goals last term and his departure has left the Lions with a serious problem up front.
Niasse is no stranger to Turkey having previously played for reigning Turkish Cup champions Akhisar.
Galatasaray interest is nothing new either. The reigning Super Lig title holders have targetted the Senegal international for over 12 months.
Niasse has two-years remaining on his current contract but has struggled for playing time and does not appear to be part of recently appointed manager Marco Silva’s plans.
The striker has failed to make the matchday squad for the past three Premier League games playing a total of 41 minutes this term.