Three possible Premier League destinations for Stephane M'bia

Stephane Mbia was released by QPR earlier this week, now a host of Premier League clubs are said to be vying for the 28-year-old's signature. Could Everton be a possible destination?

The Cameroon international joined QPR from Marseille in 2012 for an undisclosed fee. During his time at Loftus Road the midfielder suffered a disappointing relegation from the Premier League in 2013, before moving to Sevilla on loan for the duration of last season. 

Whilst at Sevilla the 28-year-old enjoyed a successful spell and contributed to the Spanish side's remarkable Europa League final win over Benfica, dispatching from the spot as the game was decided in a penalty shoot-out. 

Following Cameroon's exit from the World Cup, M'bia is now without a club to join up with for pre-season after QPR decided not to retain the midfielder. 

A number of Premier League clubs are said to be circling M'bia, here are three possible destinations for the former QPR man; 


Chelsea are the side to have been most strongly linked with the out-of-contract midfielder so far.

Mbia has made clear his desire to one day work under Jose Mourinho, and has spoken out in the press practically begging the Portuguese manager to make a move for him.

The Blues are expected to offload Jon Obi Mikel in the coming weeks and have already allowed Frank Lampard exit Stamford Bridge.

The acquisition of Cesc Fabregas has bolstered Mourinho's midfielder options somewhat, but in the defensive midfield department the Chelsea manager could do with some competition for Nemanja Matic.

Mbia would provide a cheap answer to the problem and it could be an option Mourinho chooses to call upon after spending over £60m on Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa alone.


Liverpool have also been cited in the press as possible suitors for the 28-year-old.

Brendan Rodgers is in need of adding depth to his side before the Reds set about their new campaign, which will include Champions League football for the first time in four years.

Mbia could add some much needed metal to the heart of the Liverpool midfield, but Rodgers may also have another vision for the Cameroon international.

One of M'bia's most valuable assets is his versatility, not only is he capable of playing in a defensive midfield role, but also much deeper in the heart of the defence and even at right-back.

Aside from the pursuit of Adam Lallana, Liverpool have spent much of the summer targeting possible full-backs, meaning Rodgers clearly considers this department as a problem area at the club.

M'bia may not be the man the 41-year-old sees starting in his first eleven week in week out, but his versatility could add vital cover to the first team.  


Everton are thought the be ready to do battle with their Mersyside rivals for the Cameroonian's signature.

Roberto Martinez  has already made clear of his intention to exploit the loan market in the absence of a heavy transfer kitty, and may see Mbia as something of a bargain as the Spaniard sets out to ready his side for the upcoming season.

The Toffees are scheduled to hold talks with Gareth Barry this week regarding a possible move following a prosperous loan spell, but M'bia could act as an alternative to that should a deal fail to be reached.

It's highly unlikely that Barry won't become an Everton player by the end of the transfer window, but even if he does M'bia could still have a role to play at Goodison Park. 

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