Olympiacos are lining up an offer or Everton winger Yannick Bolasie ahead of the transfer cut-off, Football Insider can reveal.
The winger, 31, has claimed he can regain his place in the Merseysiders’ side two-and-a-half years since he last played for them.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that Carlo Ancelotti has given the green light for Bolasie to leave as he does not figure in his plans for this season.
With nine months remaining on his contract, it is expected that the DR Congo international will not play for the club again.
Premier League club are willing to offload him for a knockdown fee, four years after his £25m arrival from Crystal Palace.
Olympiacos may prefer a loan move for Bolasie in which they pay only a portion of his £70,000-a-week wages.
The winger has been training with the Everton first team but has failed to make the matchday squad for their first two Premier League matches.
More tellingly, he has not even been in the 18 for the two EFL Cup clashes against Fleetwood Town and Salford City.
The arrival of global star James Rodriguez has pushed Bolasie further down the pecking order and the writing is on the wall for his Everton career.
Bolasie was among the first wave of new arrivals following Farhad Moshiri’s takeover, costing £25m rising to a potential £30m.
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.
At Sporting last season, the winger scored two goals and provided five assists from 25 matches in all competitions as he struggled to establish himself as a regular starter.