The Belgium international was granted an extended break following his involvement with his country in the European Championships this summer but he returned to Finch Farm on Monday to begin his preparations for the new season in earnest.
Having been absent for the two previous friendlies at Barnsley and MK Dons, Niasse has been omitted from the travelling party for Dresden, adding fuel to the speculation that his days at Goodison Park are numbered.
The Senegalese striker was signed by former Blues boss Roberto Martinez in a big-money deal on transfer deadline day in February but has struggled to live up to his £13.5m price tag in subsequent appearances.
New manager Ronald Koeman used the training camp in Austria to run the rule over the 26-year-old and he featured in the "bounce game" against FK Jablonec but has been overlooked since.
Multiple reports in Turkey have been suggesting that Galatasaray are in negotiations to acquire Niasse on an loan basis for the coming season but there has been no official confirmation of any impending deal.
Lukaku, meanwhile, looks to be staying at Goodison despite months of speculation that he could be moving on this summer following his open admission that he feels ready to join a Champions League club.
The club hope that the arrival of Koeman, coupled with Farhad Moshiri's ambition and financial resources, will be enough to persuade the Belgian that Everton is once again the kind of enticing "project" with near-term Champions League aspirations that he would be seeking elsewhere.
In any case, the £65m price tag that the club have reportedly placed on the 23-year-old has proven to be prohibitively expensive for most teams and one of his rumoured suitors, Juventus, have splashed their cash on an option with proven Serie A experience in the form of Gonzalo Higuain.
Lukaku is joined in the squad for Dresden by Arouna Kone, who has recovered from a recent knock. The Ivorian's absence from the games at Oakwell and Stadium mk had led to speculation that he, too, had been discounted from Koeman's plans but he will likely get his chance to impress over the next couple of days.
James McCarthy and Gareth Barry, also missing from the first two friendlies through injury have also travelled.
The full squad that flew to Germany is: Stekelenburg, Joel, Hewelt; Davies, Pennington, Stones, Funes Mori, Oviedo, Baines, Galloway, Holgate, Coleman; Grant, Cleverley, Dowell, Bešić, McCarthy, Barry, Gibson, Lennon, Mirallas, Deulofeu, Barkley; Lukaku, Kone.
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1 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:34:42
2 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:35:32
3 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:35:57
4 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:43:28
5 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:44:44
6 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:47:03
7 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:52:57
Guess it doesnt take Koeman long to assess a player.
8 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:53:30
I hope he does realise that Kone is not really up to it - he can't keep getting selected on the basis of that one hat-trick.
Anyone got a link for streaming please??
9 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:54:07
I heard Koeman, was saying, he was glad he was going to Germany, just to get out the way and work on a few things. I believe Snodin, started laughing at him, and said that Everton would take at least 3000 fans with them.
Apparently Koeman, started laughing, shook his head, and said not for a couple of pre-season games?
Welcome aboard Ronald, just give us a team, so us Evertonians can go absolutely berserk!
10 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:57:17
11 Posted 28/07/2016 at 18:58:04
12 Posted 28/07/2016 at 19:02:05
13 Posted 28/07/2016 at 19:11:00
14 Posted 28/07/2016 at 19:25:38
15 Posted 28/07/2016 at 19:29:23
16 Posted 28/07/2016 at 19:42:21
6 youth players going. None of them strikers!
17 Posted 28/07/2016 at 19:48:59
Doesn't look good for the lad - shame, as I really thought he would have had a chance were it not for that injury.
Still routing for you Tias - keep your chin up!
18 Posted 28/07/2016 at 20:11:12
19 Posted 28/07/2016 at 20:22:34
20 Posted 28/07/2016 at 20:25:29
21 Posted 28/07/2016 at 20:32:07
22 Posted 28/07/2016 at 20:53:03
23 Posted 28/07/2016 at 21:07:57
Griffiths, Jones (c), Garbutt, Baningime, Feeney, Foulds, Charsley, Ledson, Dyson, Evans, McAleny. substitutes: Gray, C. Duffus, Henen, Robinson, Sambou.
It might explain why some of them didn't make the Germany trip.
24 Posted 28/07/2016 at 21:34:02
25 Posted 28/07/2016 at 21:40:06
26 Posted 28/07/2016 at 22:36:35
27 Posted 28/07/2016 at 22:39:48
How is Sambou looking Patrick? And where's Rodriguez thought he might progress. Henen seems to be treading water, thought both might be knocking on the first team door.
We seem to have defenders and mid fielders looking to break through but no up and coming forwards.
If they're still not good enough RK needs to ship them out.
28 Posted 28/07/2016 at 22:42:59
29 Posted 28/07/2016 at 23:13:59
30 Posted 28/07/2016 at 23:18:33
31 Posted 28/07/2016 at 23:39:16
If you don't like it don't sign him.
32 Posted 29/07/2016 at 00:06:51
33 Posted 29/07/2016 at 00:38:03
Personally I hope Koeman benches him until the window closes. I'd rather play with 10 men than this self-centered over-rated lump. But I fear we are stuck with him. At least until January. Personally, I still haven't forgiven him for the semi-final.
34 Posted 29/07/2016 at 00:39:45
35 Posted 29/07/2016 at 00:51:13
36 Posted 29/07/2016 at 00:57:24
37 Posted 28/07/2016 at 01:08:57
38 Posted 29/07/2016 at 01:41:08
I have faith in Koeman and Walsh give them time. Also, I like how forward looking Moshiri is.
39 Posted 29/07/2016 at 01:42:36
(More the fact Gibson can't be relied on, than not good enough, but he's often vastly over rated on ToffeeWeb, and Barry has to be replaced by someone who's much more mobile.)
Hewelt, Holgate, and Grant will probably be lucky to get 10 prem appearances between them.
That's 9 from 24 hopefully getting binned, and Lennon, Stekelenburg, Cleverley and Besic possibly only going to be backup.
Leaving only Coleman, Baines, Funes Mori, McCarthy, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Lukaku, Barkley Dowell, Davies and Stones (who's about to be sold), that are good enough to push us on. (Oh and Jags of course).
We need fresh blood now.
40 Posted 29/07/2016 at 05:17:07
41 Posted 29/07/2016 at 07:48:28
In fact, there is more action in the handshake between Walsh and Koeman!
42 Posted 29/07/2016 at 08:39:35
Thing is he is geting a bit and in the interest of fresh legs and mobility we need his starting spot passed onto someone else
43 Posted 29/07/2016 at 10:19:16
44 Posted 29/07/2016 at 10:40:36
45 Posted 29/07/2016 at 10:46:25
I presume we had scouts watch him lots before signing him. Does his wife really live in Manchester? Is it possible maybe she doesn't want him and so he wants away again now.
Could there be money owed in Russia or Africa and so that's why he wants a move again. It's just all too strange that a player who scored for his country in March seems so poor in a blue shirt. Could that wasted money be part of why we are being so careful and slow to buy anyone so far?
I see he was arrested for an assault back in May. What happened there?
46 Posted 29/07/2016 at 11:14:57
47 Posted 29/07/2016 at 11:17:45
48 Posted 29/07/2016 at 12:36:04
I, like most people, am completely baffled. I can't see his amateur antics being a ploy to orchestrate a move. It's beyond me to think any professional would make himself look that bad. If it's the case he definitely surpasses Ronaldo for feigning injury.
Interesting to see Ronaldo coming off on a stretcher, then doing a riverdance, in the technical area, where it is an offence for anybody else to be, except the manager... not even a yellow card! It was a most nauseating sight to see Pepe (Oscar winner!) and Ronaldo holding the cup aloft.
Sorry, that rant was a little off thread, but it makes a change from the usual Any theories, anyone?
49 Posted 29/07/2016 at 12:38:26
Rodriguez did not take a knock at MK Dons, he did not play.
Tarashaj took a wack to the nose from Lewington at MK Don. Looks like it might be broken, probably why he did not come back on after the break.
50 Posted 29/07/2016 at 12:56:12
I'm stuck in the era of players named Brown, Young or Wilson and I can't remember all these convoluted sounding surnames. Mind you I remember them if they make good in the first team or manage to score a few goals for the club.
51 Posted 29/07/2016 at 12:59:25
52 Posted 29/07/2016 at 14:02:53
53 Posted 29/07/2016 at 14:17:08
54 Posted 29/07/2016 at 14:38:24
Oh, all right... 3 clues:
Switch... double... ringer.
55 Posted 29/07/2016 at 15:01:55
56 Posted 29/07/2016 at 15:15:19
If Roberto gets the Hull job, let's see if he comes in for him could be a long wait for us all.
60 Posted 29/07/2016 at 15:55:55
He now knows that, if he wants his dream move, he has to up his game. That can't be bad news for us...
62 Posted 29/07/2016 at 16:44:09
63 Posted 29/07/2016 at 17:30:39
It's either a case of lots of modern footballers being sulky creatures or they are fed fed up having cameras stuck in their face constantly. That said, I think Mo just looks menacing either way; nails!!
64 Posted 29/07/2016 at 17:53:52
65 Posted 29/07/2016 at 18:22:22
66 Posted 30/07/2016 at 05:50:50
67 Posted 31/07/2016 at 16:15:48
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