Everton are very unlikely to make a move for Iliman Ndiaye this summer.

That’s according to Alan Nixon, who has said he ‘doubts’ that any Premier League teams will swoop in for the Sheffield United forward.

Various reports have claimed that the Toffees have been interested in signing Ndiaye over the last couple of months, with the Senegal international potentially leaving Bramall Lane.

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Ndiaye grabbed 14 goals and 10 assists during the Blades’ promotion-winning campaign in the Championship, however the Yorkshire outfit face losing him as he enters the final 12 months of his contract.

Everton were joined by Marseille in their pursuit of Ndiaye, with the French club said to be considering a bid for 23-year-old.

However, Nixon has reported that the Toffees are now unlikely to move for Ndiaye and he could instead sign a new deal with Sheffield United.

The France-born star will only agree to fresh terms at Bramall Lane if a clause is inserted into his deal that allows him to leave at the end of next season for £35m.

Everton’s pursuit of Iliman Ndiaye looks to be dead in the water – but why?

Iliman Ndiaye was easily one of the Championship’s biggest names last season and his goalscoring record was surely extremely tempting for Everton, with Sheffield United coach Jack Lester praising him as ‘lovely’, ‘popular’ and ‘fearless’.

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However, it now looks like they have ended their pursuit of the attacker, which comes as a surprise given his potential and success in the English second tier.

The Toffees were reportedly considering a £15m bid for Ndiaye in January and a potential move for him this summer could have ended up being a real bargain and a huge benefit to the club’s financial issues.