Forgotten ex-Premier League star, 31, targeted by Everton and Sheffield United after rejecting Saudi transfer

PREMIER LEAGUE duo Everton and Sheffield United are monitoring Pajtim Kasami.

Kasami has been a free agent since June when his contract with Olympiacos ran out.

Pajtim Kasami has made the shortlist of Everton and Sheffield UnitedGetty Images – Getty

Kasami turned down lucrative offers from two Saudi Arabian clubsPA:Empics Sport

SunSport understand the versatile midfielder has made the Toffees and the Blades’ shortlist.

This comes after the 31-year-old turned down lucrative offers from two clubs in Saudi Arabia.

The ex-Switzerland international rejected an approach from Slaven Bilic‘s Al-Fateh.

Kasami also opted against moving to Al-Riyadh and joining some of the biggest names, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante, who now play in the Saudi Pro League.

Instead, the Swiss ace is prioritising a return to the Premier League before the summer transfer window slams shut on September 1.

And a return could be materialised with both Everton and Sheffield United keen.

Kasami initially joined the English top flight in 2011 when he signed for Fulham from Palermo.

The central midfielder, who can also play as a playmaker and a No6, spent three years with the Cottagers and amassed 56 appearances as well as an unforgettable screamer against Crystal Palace in 2013.

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Kasami also spent a season on loan in the Championship with Nottingham Forest in 2016 during his first stint at Olympiacos.

He amassed a total of two goals and two assists in 27 matches for Forest.

The ex-Basel star rejoined the Greek giants late last term and amassed two goals as well as one assist in 16 games.