The 28-year-old defender joined the club from Bournemouth on Monday on a three-year deal.
Oumar Niasse has endured a torrid time on Merseyside so far but is hoping for a fresh start under the new Everton boss.
Chelsea have had a bid rejected by Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly, but the defender is allegedly keen to leave the Stadion San Paolo.
West Ham are reportedly discussing a deal for Simone Zaza today.
Blackburn have already dipped into the transfer market to sign ex-Celtic forward Anthony Stokes and West Ham full-back Stephen Hendrie on loan.
The Scottish Premiership champions were linked with making a bid for the 27-year-old.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with the defender.
Newcastle will travel to Fulham in an opening-day clash which is live on TV.
Nottingham Forest take on Burton Albion, Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford, Wigan Athletic, Leeds United and Aston Villa in their first six games.
The one-time Leeds United stopper will come face to face with his former club next season.