Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse is 'set to snub' the chance of moving to Everton in favour of Lazio, according to talkSPORT.
The maverick French striker enjoyed a successful spell on Merseyside in the past, and was even linked with a return to Anfield in the summer under former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson.
However, the link fell flat and Cisse enjoyed another successful season with Greek super league runners-up Panathinaikos.
His form has led to speculation over a possible move to Everton, with David Moyes keen to bring the striker to Goodison Park and pair him with compatriot Louis Saha.
The 29-year-old appears to have turned his back on the chance to join the Toffees though, to the certain delight of Liverpool fans, after the player admitted he's close to a Lazio switch.
"Lazio would be the ideal team for me. It's a great side in a fantastic league," the former Sunderland loanee told Corriere Dello Sport.
"It is absolutely not true that I don't want to come, in fact it is quite the opposite."
The report goes on to claim Cisse will sign a four-year contract in the coming days, ending the Everton interest.
Moyes will now have to turn his attentions elsewhere, with Jay Bothroyd and Craig Mackail-Smith other strikers linked with a move to Everton in the transfer window.