Report: Everton scouted Osmanlispor's Papa Ndiaye on Wednesday, Crystal Palace discussing £6m move

Osmanlispor's Papa Ndiaye in action

Crystal Palace and Everton are reportedly keen on Osmanlispor midfielder Papa Ndiaye.

According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace and Everton are interested in signing Osmanlispor midfielder Papa Ndiaye during this month's transfer window.

With the Africa Cup of Nations set to being in Gabon, Premier League clubs will scouts posted in order to try and find potential new signings – even if they won't be able to play immediately due to their international commitments.

Osmanlispor's Papa Ndiaye in actionOsmanlispor's Papa Ndiaye in action

Pre-tournament friendlies are currently ongoing, and Senegal beat Congo 2-0 on Wednesday, as Lazio's Keita Balde Diao and Osmanlispor midfielder Papa Ndiaye found the net.

Premier League stars such as Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) and Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke) all started, and goalscorer Ndiaye may end up joining his international team-mates in the Premier League.

Osmanlispor's Papa Ndiaye in actionOsmanlispor's Papa Ndiaye in action against Villarreal

The Daily Mail report that Crystal Palace and Everton both sent scouts to watch the game, with Osmanlispor star Ndiaye believed to be the subject of their attention.

The 26-year-old, who joined Turkish side Osmanlispor from Bodo/Glimt in 2015, hit 11 goals in 33 games last season, and has followed that up with six goals and three assists in 23 appearances this term.

Ndiaye, primarily an attacking midfielder, has impressed in the Europa League this season, and it's believed that Palace have discussed the possibility of landing him in a £6million deal during this month's transfer window.

However, Everton can offer him a reunion with international team-mate Gueye, and he could provide an attacking alternative to Ross Barkley in midfield should the Toffees make a move for him.

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