Fotomaç report Everton’s Senegalese striker Baye Oumar Niasse has sent a message to Trabzonspor president Muharrem Usta, via his agent, and said: ‘Please sign me. I want to play for Trabzonspor.’

This type of thing is often claimed in the Turkish sport media, with it being paraphrased what managers or players may have said in transfer talks. However, there’s a decent chance something along the claimed lines has happened, with presidents of Turkish clubs all-powerful and demanding of respect.

Niasse, 26 years of age, is expected to leave Everton in January, with Ronald Koeman, and the vast majority of the club’s fans, feeling the striker has no place at Goodison Park.

The Turkish media have been linking Niasse with a return to the country for months, and Trabzonspor are now presented as the most seriously interested.

Screen Shot 2016-12-08 at 13.49.20Trabzonspor officials are said to have met with Niasse’s manager Burak Sallak about the possible transfer but Everton’s asking price, which is €8 million, is considered too high.

Ersun Yanal, the club’s manager, is still determined to get his man, so Everton were met a second time and a loan proposed. Everton are demanding a fee around €2.5m for a 1.5 year loan but Trabzonspor insist €1.5m is more appropriate.

If Trabzonspor convince Everton, Fotomaç report there’s no disagreements about Niasse’s personal terms, which have already been agreed.

With the player now said to be begging Trabzonspor to sort it out, things may be getting closer to a conclusion.