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Everton and Crystal Palace in hunt to sign Iliman Ndiaye

Everton and Crystal Palace are reportedly looking to bolster their attacking department in the January window, and they are looking to sign Iliman Ndiaye from Marseille. 

The 23-year-old forward has struggled for regular games for the French outfit since joining them in the summer from Sheffield United. He has started only eight times and has just one goal to his name thus far.

Alan Nixon writes for The Sun that Premier League clubs are on alert for a loan bid. The Blades are also keeping an eye on his situation.

Ndiaye left the club for a fee of around £20m, but Marseille could be prepared to cut their losses.

Do Everton and Crystal Palace need another striker?

Ndiaye may have struggled in the French league, but he has proved himself as a fantastic striker in English football. He scored 22 goals in 88 games for Sheffield United and scored 14 goals in the Championship last season.

He would probably welcome a return to his former club, but the prospect of playing for either Everton and Palace could attract him.

Everton have Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Beto and Lewis Dobbin as three strikers at the moment but it looks like Dyche wants to freshen up the squad with more depth and quality in that area as they look to stay in the Premier League despite a ten-point deduction.

Crystal Palace are also struggling a bit under Roy Hodgson and the Eagles could look to add more depth in their forward region. They have Jordan Ayew, Odsonne Edouard and Jean-Phillipe Mateta as three very good options upfront, but Hodgson will not mind bringing in another striker.

The Eagles find themselves 15th in the league table with 17 points. While they are out of danger at the moment, Hodgson will be looking to take the club close to the top half of the table. Everton are flying at the moment, and Dyche won’t mind if he gets some help in the transfer market.

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