According to claims in the Turkish media, Everton have joined the race to sign Osmanlıspor midfielder Badou N’Diaye.
The 27 year old has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, and yesterday West Ham had an offer rejected by his club, with the Turkish media making it sound like a move was close.
Fanatik report West Ham have failed with a £7m bid to sign N’Diaye, after holding talks with the Turkish club. It’s been claimed Osmanlıspor are holding out for a transfer fee in the region of £10m for the Senegal international.
It’s not been revealed If West Ham will come in with an improved bid for N’Diaye, but Fanatik say the rejected offer has resulted in Everton ‘moving into action’ to see if they can sign the player.
Everton have already been busy in this transfer window, signing the likes of Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford, Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen in recent weeks.
However, with the money they’ve received from the sale of Romelu Lukaku it’s expected Everton boss Ronald Koeman will bring in more players before the window closes.
Repeatedly this summer Everton’s name has been thrown into transfer chases which seem to have little to do with them, and this could be another example of the club’s new wealth being used to pressure others.