Sam Allardyce comments on Steven Nzonzi interest

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton in discussion with Ashley Williams of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on December 18, 2017 in...

Everton have been linked with Sevilla defensive midfielder Steven Nzonzi in the January transfer window.

Steven N'Zonzi of Sevilla FC (L) competes with Valon Ahmedi of NK Maribor (R) during the UEFA Champions League match between Sevilla FC and NK Maribor at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on...

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has suggested to The Daily Mail that he would be interested in signing Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla in the January transfer window.

According to a recent report in The Daily Star, Everton manager Allardyce wants to sign the 29-year-old defensive midfielder, having worked with the France international when he was at Blackburn Rovers.

Allardyce signed Nzonzi for Blackburn from Amiens SC in the summer of 2009 for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £1.7 million.

Steven N'Zonzi of Sevilla FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between Sevilla FC and NK Maribor at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on September 26, 2017 in Seville, Spain.

Although the former Sunderland and West Ham United boss has admitted that he would be interested in the former Stoke City star, he has suggested that he could look at areas other than midfield first.

“I'd be very interested in Steven but if you have a look at how many footballers there are at the club, then it is impossible for me to block that up even more,” Allardyce told The Daily Mail.

“We would be better served in other areas - like another goalscorer, maybe a full-back. After that who knows. I wouldn't envisage us getting more than two in. I don't think we need more than two.”

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on December 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Nzonzi is a brilliant defensive midfielder and would be a great signing for Everton, but the Toffees do have enough players in that department.

The Merseyside outfit have recovered from their disappointing start to the season and are now safe from relegation.

The way Everton have been playing and picking up results, the fans will now expect the club to challenge for the top seven or the top six this season.

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