Everton have been linked with Sevilla defensive midfielder Steven Nzonzi 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.
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.”
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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