EXCLUSIVE: Everton to allow double loan exit as five clubs circle

Oli Fisher

Everton boss Marco Silva is set to sanction loan deals for James McCarthy and Oumar Niasse in January, we can reveal.

McCarthy is returning to full fitness after a double break in his leg suffered last January and he is set to be involved over Christmas, but they club want him to get back to regular action and that is currently unlikely to be on offer at Goodison Park.

Marco Silva sees a big pat for McCarthy in his long-term plans but he is happy to let him leave on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland star has interest from Fulham, Brighton and Burnley, and he will talk with Silva before deciding on which club would be his best fit.

Niasse is also a player in-demand, and Silva has also agreed that the Senegal international can leave on-loan.

Silva is a big fan of the 28-year-old – who he signed during his tenure at Hull City – and would be happy for him to stay but he is ready to let him get first-team action elsewhere, as he has featured just four times this season.

Huddersfield believed they were leading the chase but now Palace have returned for a player they have come close to signing in each of the last two windows, and are clearly fans of the player.