- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Everton looks set to complete the loan signing of Lacina Traore from Monaco after being granted a work permit for the Ivory Coast striker.

Traore has already passed a medical examination at the Premier League club, which says Tuesday that “talks are ongoing with Monaco to secure the 23-year-old’s services.”

The tall striker only joined Monaco from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala at the start of January.