Everton are willing to sell Yannick Bolasie for a knockdown fee in January but a loan move is more likely, Football Insider understands.
The winger, 31, enters the final six months of his Toffees contract in the new year and is unlikely to play for the club again.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that the club will let Bolasie leave for a cut-price fee next month just to get his £70,000-a-week wages off their books.
However, there has been little interest from clubs in buying Bolasie, 31, and another loan is more likely before he heads out of the Premier League club for good.
Preliminary talks over a move are underway.
Neil Warnock is a big admirer of Bolasie after previously managing him when he was in charge of Crystal Palace.
The winger was among the first wave of new arrivals following Farhad Moshiri’s takeover, costing £25m rising to a potential £30m when he joined from Crystal Palace in 2016.
His value has subsequently plummeted following mixed loans at Sporting Lisbon, Anderlecht and Aston Villa over the last two years.
That came after the knee injury that wrecked his first two years at Goodison Park.
Everton could now let Bolasie go for as little as £2m in what would represent an enormous loss.
Bolasie has a poor record in an Everton shirt, with 32 appearances yielding two goals and four assists.
His contract is due to expire next summer and he can sign a pre-contract with an overseas clubs from next month.