Huddersfield Town remain interested in Oumar Niasse, as per Yorkshire Live’s Q and A.
The Terriers have identified him as someone to boost their attacking options for the remainder of the season.
Niasse, who is 30 years old, has been available since being released by Everton at the end of the last campaign and has since been weighing up his next move.
The former Hull City and Cardiff City loan man could yet be thrown a lifeline by Huddersfield but there are some complications.
Journalist Steven Chicken from Yorkshire Live has said: “There’s no update to give at the moment. I believe they’re still interested but it depends on him getting a work permit, which may require going through the Home Office if he doesn’t pass the FA’s points-based criteria (he fell just short on that but had enough points to apply for an exception). How long that would take I’m not entirely sure but one imagines it’s not an entirely straightforward process.”
Everton forked out a fee of around £13.5 million to lure Niasse to the Premier League in 2016 after he had impressed in Russia for Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Senegal international then spent five years on the books at Goodison Park, scoring nine goals in 42 appearances in all competitions.
He was loaned out to Hull City for the second-half of the 2016/17 season and scored five goals in 19 games for the Tigers but to no avail as they were relegated from the top flight.
He then spent time at Cardiff City under Neil Warnock during the campaign after but didn’t find the net in 13 appearances for the Bluebirds, again suffering relegation to the second tier.