“I prefer these people and not Niasse in the team”
But the Dutchman will not go back on his word that the £13.5m signing from Lokomotiv Moscow is on his way out.
He said: “I don’t think that changes anything but he’s still a contracted player of Everton.
“Of course I mentioned before the season started that he’s a player who will not be in my plans but he’s still under contract and he needs game-time for if there is interest from other clubs.
“Normally, we have enough strikers and different strikers to what he is.
“I prefer these people and not Niasse in the team.”