Everton closing in on signing Iliman Ndiaye

Everton are currently the favourites to land Iliman Ndiaye from Marseille, with a loan move and a buy option planned as the appropriate route.

According to HITC, Everton could find themselves in pole position in the race for Iliman Ndiaye. The Senegal international has been told he can leave Marseille by new boss Roberto De Zerbi, as there’s interest from the likes of Fulham, but the Toffees are favourites to land him this summer ahead of Fulham.

Everton front-runners in Iliman Ndiaye chase

Everton boss Sean Dyche is eager to rebuild his side, and there are already a few players inching closer to joining the Toffees. First, it could be another loan deal for Jack Harrison, as the terms with Leeds United have already been agreed upon ahead of the new season.

The Toffees are also signing Tim Iroegbunam from Aston Villa, and after these deals are in place, Everton will target a forward. They have set sights on Iliman Ndiaye and are eager to prioritise a move for the Senegal international this summer.

Things have not gone too well for the 24-year-old attacker after his dream move back to Marseille last summer. He has underperformed and somewhat fallen out with the fans at the Ligue 1 club, and new boss Roberto De Zerbi does not want to keep him, meaning he is free to leave.

In fact, Everton were keen on signing him last summer but could not convince him over his dream move to Marseille. The Ligue 1 giants paid £20 million to Sheffield United at that time, and considering the Toffees’ finances, they are eager to sign him on loan with a buy option, as such an arrangement might suit all parties.

Everton facing competition for Ndiaye

The Toffees are not alone in the race for Ndiaye, with Fulham also understood to be a big suitor for the forward. Marco Silva views the 24-year-old attacker as a good option as he looks to reinforce the forward line.

Crystal Palace were also keen a few months back, but that interest might have cooled as new manager Oliver Glasner might have different ideas. Rangers are also interested in Ndiaye, but they might end up losing out to Everton like every other side chasing Ndiaye, including Fulham.

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