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Everton transfer news: Galatasaray pull out of race to sign star striker

Galatasaray have pulled out of the race to sign Oumar Niasse from Everton according to the Turkish outlet NTV Spor.

The report states that the Istanbul giants have been unable to strike a deal with the Toffees who are demanding a loan fee for the Senegal international. NTV Spor go onto say that Galatasaray are looking into signing alternative forwards.

Niasse joined Everton from the Russian League side Lokomotiv Moscow for £13,5 million earlier this year but has failed to impress since making the move. The Senegal international was unable to find the back of the net in the Premier League last season.

Besiktas are also understood to be interested in signing Niasse. According to the Turkish outlet Hurriyet, Besiktas President Fikret Orman has traveled to England and will hold talks with Everton over Niasse. The daily turkish paper goes onto state that the Black Eagles are in contact with both Everton and Niasse.

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