STRIKER Joshua King is set to be released by Everton – just six months after joining them from Cherries.

The Norwegian frontman sealed a deadline day switch to Goodison Park for a nominal fee in the final hours of the transfer window back in February, penning a six-month deal with the Toffees.

Former Manchester United man King played 11 times for the Blues in total and failed to get on the scoresheet.

He will be joined out the door on Merseyside by Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic, while on-loan keeper Robin Olsen will return to parent club Roma.

Theo Walcott also sees his contract expire but has already signed for Southampton on a two-year deal.

An Everton statement said: “Everton can confirm Joshua King, Theo Walcott, Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic will leave the club when their current contracts expire at the end of the month, while on-loan goalkeeper Robin Olsen will return to his parent club Roma.

“Everton wishes to thank all departing players for their contribution throughout their time at the club.”

King played 184 times for Cherries after signing from Blackburn Rovers in 2015. He scored 53 goals for the Dorset club.