Report: Everton's Oumar Niasse a target for Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer, Manager of Crytal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on August 12, 2017 in London, England.

Everton are reportedly demanding a £10 million permanent transfer, after Crystal Palace's rivals Brighton & Hove Albion made separate loan bids.

Oumar Niasse of Everton and Marcin Wasilewski of Leicester City compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium...Oumar Niasse of Everton (left)

Everton's Oumar Niasse is a target for both Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion, according to The Guardian (10:56).

Niasse has been strongly linked with a move to the Seagulls, with The Sun reporting last week that a deal 'will be agreed' to take the Senegal striker to the Amex Stadium.

Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Barnet at Amex Stadium on August 22, 2017 in...Brighton manager Chris Hughton

But according to The Guardian, Palace are also in the hunt for the player, although unlike their fierce rivals it is claimed they have yet to make an official offer.

Everton are said to be demanding a £10 million fee for Niasse, however, the report states that both of Brighton's bids are loans with an option to buy at the end of the season - the latest involving a £750,000 loan fee.

The 27-year-old has yet to feature in a competitive Everton fixture during Ronald Koeman's tenure as manager, and spent the second half of last season on loan to Hull City.

Oumar Niasse of Hull City looks dejected during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.Oumar Niasse of Hull City

According to Transfermarkt, the Toffees paid around £16 million to sign the former Lokomotiv Moscow player 18 months ago, but he has failed to score in seven Toffees outings.

Both Palace and Brighton are down to one fit striker - Christian Benteke and Tomer Hemed respectively - which could play into Everton's hands.

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