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The Telegraph believes that David Moyes will be major target for Chelsea this summer. Rafa Benitez is currently the interim manager at Stamford Bridge and has struggled at the club with the expectation of him being offered a new deal very unlikely. Moyes stated he would wait until after the January transfer window before tying himself down to a new-deal at Goodison Park and the daily believes that the collapse of deals and lack of acquisition may make him consider a move to Chelsea.
Everton’s star player Maraoune Fellaini is an injury doubt for the fixture with Manchester United this weekend. The Belgian has picked up an injury to his hip against Aston Villa at the weekend and is facing a race against time to get match-fit for the game at Old Trafford this Sunday. It would be a huge blow for Everton as Fellaini has been in great form; scoring twice against Aston Villa at the weekend. His record against United has also been exemplary recently; scoring the winning goal on the opening day of the season at Goodison Park and also scored in the 4-4 draw in this fixture last term that damaged the title dreams at Old Trafford.
Phil Neville is to hold talks with the club this week to talk about his future at Goodison Park. The 36-year-old skipper is wanted by David Moyes; who is expected to offer him a one-year-extension to his deal which expires this summer. The utility player deferred talks until March as he considers whether to quit in order to pursue a coaching career. Neville will be making his 300th Everton appearance against his previous club Manchester United if he features this Sunday.
Everton striker Nikica Jelavic may be struggling for form with his club at the moment this season but he fired a reminder of his talents while in action for his country this week. The former Rangers striker scored a clinical left foot strike as Croatia romped to a 4-0 win against South Korea at Craven Cottage. He has recently lost his place in the Everton first-team to Victor Anichebe.
David Moyes has admitted the club were priced out of a deal for Sevilla and Spain striker Alvaro Negredo on transfer deadline day. After missing out on Leroy Fer The Toffes were keen to spend the money they had set aside for the Dutchman’s transfer on a marquee signing but according to Moyes Sevilla ‘’asked for a lot more money than we offered’’.
And on the site over the past week we have featured several Everton FC stories including a profile of Dan Gosling four years on from his memorable Merseyside derby goal, whether Leighton Baines is Everton’s best left-back of all time and the unluckiest in England while we also took time to look at the interesting bond between former Dutch Goodison flops Andy Van Der Meyde and Royston Drenthe; with shared passions of nightclubs and short skirts it is an interesting friendship.
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