Blues look at trialist
Everton have invited young striker M'Baye Niang to their training base for a trial as he considers a move to the Premier League.
Niang, 17, who currently plays his football for French Ligue 2 outfit Caen has attracted a number of top clubs around Europe including Tottenham, Man City and Italian side Juventus.
Boss David Moyes will now get the chance to assess the youngster as he joins the squad for training sessions at their Finch Farm base. Arsenal have already had a bid turned down for the French under-21 International thought to be in the region of £5million.
Everton are in need of some extra help in the front line, with the departure of Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls and loanees Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi both returning to their parent clubs.
Caen president Jean-Francois Fortin confirmed earlier this month that two English clubs had made offers for Niang. He said: "Arsenal made me a proposition. Other clubs are interested, two in England and one in Italy."