Premier League clubs interested in Papa Alioune N'Diaye - agent
A number of Premier League clubs are set to watch Senegal international Papa Alioune N'Diaye in Europa League action on Thursday, the player's agent Mark McKay has told ESPN FC.
N'Diaye, 26, has caught the eye after impressing for Turkish side Osmanlispor for whom he has scored six goals and provided three assists so far this season, but a move to England is of most interest to him, with Everton and Crystal Palace said to be interested.
Osmanlispor are now bracing themselves for interest in the midfielder during the January transfer window, and McKay said the midfielder could be available for for around £6.8 million, having been signed for £1.2m from Bodo Glimt in the summer of 2015.
"I believe a number of Premier League clubs are set to watch Papa in the Europa League on Thursday and there is interest from teams all across Europe," he said.
"Papa is one of the best players in the Senegal national team and he has been very impressive for Osmanlispor during the last 18 months.
"The logistics of his club in Turkey make it difficult for people to watch him but I know people who have seen him have been very impressed.
"Sevilla, Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim, Lille and CSKA Moscow have all been scouting him along with a number of Premier League clubs.
"Papa would ideally love to come to the Premier League and his Senegal teammates Sadio Mane [Liverpool] and Cheikhou Kouyate [West Ham] have been telling him he must come to England as it would be perfect for him."
Europa League Group L is finely balanced but victory against FC Zurich on Thursday would take Osmanlispor into the round of 32 as group winners, while a draw would be enough to progress.
Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.