Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Everton considered signing Cheick Diabate on a free but he headed to Serie A with Benevento instead.
Cheick Diabate is free-agent right now and has been reportedly considered by Everton.
Cheick Diabate had a huge impact when joining Ligue 1 side Metz on loan last season but can he do the same at Crystal Palace?
Crystal Palace and Everton failed to add another striker to their ranks last month.
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson could enter the free agent market.
Crystal Palace want a new striker, so here are four free agents who can play in the position.
Newcastle can still sign free agents, so here are three strikers the Premier League club could secure for nothing.
Everton ended the transfer window without the striker they needed.
Specialist centre-forwards are in short supply at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
An injury to Cheick Diabate sees Bordeaux jump to the front of the queue to sign Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo on loan this winter.