Turkish side Sivasspor have been in contact with Everton striker Salomon Rondon about a move in the January transfer window.

That’s according to Fanatik, who say the striker was a target for the club before his move to Goodison Park in the summer.

Rondon arrived at Everton on a free transfer in the summer as the Blues looked to add a cheap alternative to Dominic Calvert-Lewin to their forward line.

An injury to the England striker has meant the Venezuelan has ended up playing more than expected, something which has not worked out well for either party thus far.

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Rondon is currently on a run of seven games without a goal, while his performances have left much to be desired on the Blue half of Merseyside.

The general sentiment is that the striker is not up to the grade, with Everton having looked a better side with him out of it than in it.

There’s been no talk of a quick exit, but it appears Sivasspor are now willing to offer it should either party be interested.

Fanatik say they were keen to sign him from Dalian in China before his move to Everton, and the interest remains from then.

The possibility of Rondon arriving in January is ‘on the agenda’, and a proposal has already been sent to his managers to sound him out.

Sivasspor coach Reza Calimbay is keen to add the striker if he can be got on the cheap, and the club plan to ‘push all the conditions’ to try and get him.

Whether Everton will sanction a move isn’t mentioned, but it’s hard to see them being too resistant given Rondon’s performances so far. Indeed, if they could make a little change out of a deal, it would probably be very appealing to them.

Getting money out of Turkish teams is no mean feat, though, so they will probably have to use their best-negotiating tactics and then some if that is their plan.