Everton signing £25m Steven N'Zonzi would spell the end for Morgan Schneiderlin

Everton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton and Lyon at Goodison Park, in Liverpool on October 19, 2017.

Everton's Morgan Schneiderlin faces an uncertain future at the club.

Everton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton and Lyon at Goodison Park, in Liverpool on October 19, 2017.

Morgan Schneiderlin has had a tough season at Everton so far and is hoping for a revival under Sam Allardyce.

He came on as a substitute against the Huddersfield at the weekend - and his performance was panned by supporters.

Schneiderlin signed for Everton last January from Manchester United for £24m and has been totally underwhelming.

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton comes on as a second half substitute for Kevin Mirallas of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on...

Allardyce has already been linked with signing players in January, and one who makes sense is Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.

The Mail report Everton are keen on N'Zonzi, with a £25 million move suggested.

Allardyce knows N'Zonzi from his time at Blackburn Rovers, and the midfielder also has Premier League experience from his time at Stoke City.

Sevilla player Steven N'Zonzi in action during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at Anfield on September 13, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

If Everton did land N'Zonzi - and they face competition from Arsenal according to The Sun - then Schneiderlin's days at Goodison Park will be numbered.

The two players perform a similar defensively minded midfield role, except N'Zonzi has been the better player over the past two seasons.

Schneiderlin flopped at Manchester United and barring a reverse in fortunes, his Everton career is heading the same way.

The notion Everton have identified N'Zonzi as a priority addition is an ominous sign for him.

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