Everton hope to sign Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo

Alvaro Negredo - Everton bound? - Jasper Juinen

Following the collapse of Leroy Fer’s move from FC Twente, several media sources have linked Everton with a deadline day move for Alvaro Negredo.

The 27-year-old revealed earlier this month that he was keen on a move to England, with Spurs and Arsenal believed to be leading the chase for the Spain international.

The former Rayo Vallecano striker is valued at £13million – way out of Everton’s price range. However, Sevilla have severe financial problems (even worse than ours) and may be willing to accept a reduced offer in the region of £8million.

New broke regarding a possible move for Negredo, who has scored six goals in 12 appearances for Spain, late on Wednesday after Everton's 2-1 win over West Brom.

At first it was dismissed as transfer deadline day tittle-tattle, but slowly but surely more and more reports began to appear.

The Daily Mail, Mirror and Telegraph are all reporting that Moyes has turned his attentions to Negredo, who has scored 54 goals in 122 appearances for Sevilla, after seeing the Fer deal collapse on Wednesday.

Further legs were added to the rumour when chief football writer for the BBC, Phil McNulty, revealed that talks would continue on Thursday morning over a deal to bring Negredo to Merseyside.

The Mirror also suggests that the Toffees could resurrect a move for long-time target Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, who just missed out on a move to Goodison Park last August, though McNulty suggested this was unlikely.

Don’t rule out a move for Leroy Fer either. The player is reportedly frustrated at missing out on a move to Merseyside so there remains the hope Twente could accept Everton’s adjusted payment terms.

Either way it is set to be an exciting and nervy transfer deadline day. I just hope Evertonians are left happy when the clock strikes 11pm. If Negredo is in an Everton shirt by that point, they certainly will be!




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