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Dyche gets his way with Everton transfer as Turkish side show late interest in discarded star

Everton manager Sean Dyche

Fenerbahce have emerged as a club who could take Andre Gomes off the hands of Sean Dyche at Everton, according to claims in Turkey.

TEAMtalk recently revealed that Everton are still searching for a way to offload Gomes despite the English transfer window being closed. Clubs in Turkey can still make signings, though, which has enabled Fenerbahce to join the race for the midfielder.

According to Yagiz Sabuncuoglu of Sports Digitale, Fenerbahce have identified Gomes as someone they are interested in ahead of the Turkish deadline on September 15.

Fenerbahce have been in the market for reinforcements in midfield all summer. Recently, they bought Fred from Manchester United, but it seems they still have plans to reinforce the department.

Some other sources have also followed up Sabuncuoglu’s reveal that Gomes is now on Fenerbahce’s radar. They would give him his first taste of Turkish football if they managed to sign him.

Last season, Gomes spent time away from Everton on loan at Lille. Before that, he has represented clubs in Portugal (Benfica) and Spain (Valencia and Barcelona).

Fenerbahce could offer him involvement in the Europa Conference League, having qualified for the group stage of UEFA’s third-tier tournament.

Gomes almost at end of Everton spell

Gomes is into the final year of his contract at Goodison Park, which is yet another reason why Everton are unlikely to stand in his way if they receive a tempting offer.

With 100 appearances, Everton are the club Gomes has represented the most in his career. However, he has never had the chance to play for Dyche and it does not appear that will ever change.

The Fenerbahce squad he could potentially join also includes former Everton forward Joshua King, with whom he previously shared a pitch six times.

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