Russian media Championat reports that Everton striker Oumar Niasse has rejected an opportunity to join his former side Lokomotiv Moscow.
Niasse’s deal with Everton will expire at the end of the campaign and Championat claims that Lokomotiv want to sign him on a free. However, it’s stated the player has turned down their offers.
Championat says the striker wants to see his options in Turkey and England, but there’s still a chance he may return to the Russian League, with other teams said to be keen.
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It’s also reported Lokomotiv could make another bid for the 29-year-old in the coming days, with the transfer window in Russia opens until February 21st.
Niasse joined Everton from Lokomotiv Moscow for €17.9m back in 2016, but he’s failed to make any real impact since arriving on Merseyside.
The Senegalese forward has had loan spells with Hull City and Cardiff City during his time with the Everton, and has made just three Premier League appearances this term.