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Traore completes Everton move

Everton have completed the loan signing of striker Lacina Traore from Monaco until the end the season.

The giant Ivory Coast international, who stands 6'8", was granted his work permit earlier this week and the two clubs have now completed the deal.

He is now awaiting his visa, which is expected in the next few days.

Traore joined Monaco earlier in the window from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.

He started his career with Stade d'Abidjan before moving to Cluj in Romania. He them moved to Russia to play for Kuban Krasnodar in 2011.

His goalscoring exploits there persuaded Anzhi to sign him and he scored 14 goals in the 2012-13 season. He moved to Monaco in January, and the French club have shipped him straight out on loan to Everton.