Burnley have ruled out making a move for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, per Sky Sports News.
Sky quoted reporter Peter Stevenson in their live blog on transfer deadline day (11:01am) with an update on the possibility of a move for the 29-year-old, having said at 10:09am in the same blog that the Clarets were weighing up bringing him to Turf Moor.
Burnley are said to want to replace Matej Vydra, who could leave, but they will not be swooping for Niasse.
He said: “We’re hearing of two possible outgoings – Ben Gibson and Matej Vydra – £26m they cost Burnley but they could both be allowed to leave today.
“The complication with Vydra is that Burnley would like a striker in to help them with Ashley Barnes currently injured.
“Oumar Niasse has been mentioned in the last hour but Burnley have told me “no, he is not on Sean Dyche’s list.”
Separate reports have claimed that Everton are hopeful of shifting the deadwood in their squad and Niasse falls into that category.
He has made just three appearances in the Premier League, totalling 19 minutes, and, last season, he was loaned out to Cardiff City.
During his spell at Everton, he has scored just nine goals in 42 outings and the prospect of shifting him from their wage bill would have been a promising one for the Toffees.
Burnley’s lack of interest is a blow.