By Alex Stevens
Flop forward Oumar Niasse is set to join Hull on loan from Everton for the rest of the season, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that the striker will move to the Premier League’s bottom side on a loan-to-buy deal this month.
The transfer will be an initial loan with an option for it to be converted into a permanent transfer at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
Niasse has had a miserable time at Goodison Park since joining from Lokomotiv Moscow last January for a fee of £13.5million.
He has made just seven appearances for Everton, just two of which he has started, and has not opened his goal account for the club.
Manager Ronald Koeman has made it clear that the Senegal international, 26, is not in his first-team plans and has not named him once in a matchday squad this season.
Niasse has been training with the development squad and has made five appearances in Premier League 2, scoring seven goals, including a hat-trick against Reading Under-23s.
Hull are the top flight’s equal lowest-scoring club, with their 20 matches in the competition yielding just 17 goals, a distinction shared with Middlesbrough.
The top scorers in the division are high-flying Liverpool, who have racked up a 48-goal haul.
In other Everton transfer news, the club are in talks to sign three midfielder in January, although one deal has hit a stumbling block.