Turkish newspaper Fotomac claim Fenerbahçe manager Aykut Kocaman wants Everton’s Oumar Niasse in the next window, with the striker being described as a ‘Christmas present’.

Fotomac say Kocaman has been impressed with Niasse’s performances and has urged the club’s board to sign the player. The Turkish giants are looking to offload Robin van Persie and Fernando in the January transfer window, and Niasse is Kocaman’s first choice.

However, with Sam Allardyce in charge at Everton, Niasse’s future could depend on whether the former England manager has plans for the forward. Everton have been short in attack after Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United in the last window, and Allardyce could be reluctant to let another No.9 leave the club

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The Senegalese striker was continually overlooked by former Everton manager Ronald Koeman, but in recent weeks the player has been getting games for the Premier League side. He was given chances under caretaker manager David Unsworth, but suspension ended his run in the team.

Niasse was linked with a return to Turkey in past window, after his successful spell with Akhisar Belediyespor during the 2013/14 season. A transfer looked easier in the summer than it does now.

Niasse has worked his way into the hearts of Everton fans, following perceived bad treatment from Ronald Koeman.