Everton remain in discussions with Spartak Moscow over the possible transfer of former Celtic man Aiden McGeady, according to the Daily Mail.

The Republic of Ireland international looks likely to leave the Russian capital in January, after falling out with Spartak coach Valery Karpin in November.

McGeady left Scotland for Russia in 2010, and has gone on to establish himself as one of the top players at the club.

However, McGeady has consistently been linked with a move to the Premier League, and even claimed he struggled to watch English football as it made him ‘jealous.’

The winger could be about to finally get his wish, as Toffees boss Roberto Martinez identified the 27-year-old as a January target.

Martinez hopes to bring in two or three new faces during the January transfer window, as Everton look to launch a serious assault on the top four places.

They currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, just a single point outside the top four and behind local rivals Liverpool.

Martinez has reportedly sent scouts to watch Auxerre’s young striker Paul Georges-Ntep.

The 21-year-old forward has managed 13 goals in 47 appearances for the Ligue 2 club.

The Spaniard is also interested in Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi, a young Belgian forward who has been likened to Romelu Lukaku.

 

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