Transfer News: Everton Boss Moyes Turns to Alvaro Negredo

Everton are ready to turn to Seville and Spanish international striker Alvaro Negredo after it was revealed that FC Twente star Leroy Fer move to the blues collapsed due to an injury.
It was a knee injury which saw the Dutch international, 23, fail his medical. Now David Moyes has switched his attention to Seville forward Negredo but only if the Spanish team drop their transfer fee down from £13m.

And the Goodison gaffer is hopeful, with Seville keen to bring in cash and Negredo, 27, one of their most saleable assets. Spurs had also been keen on Negredo, who said earlier this month he would love to play in the Premier League.

Everton were still willing to sort a deal with FC Twente for Fer — even after his medical — and offered the same fee but over a longer period if he stayed fit.

Yet the Dutch outfit knocked back a clause-driven transfer, leaving the deal dead. Toffees chief executive Rob Elstone said: “It’s a real shame.

“We were very excited about Fer coming and, 24 hours ago, thought we had signed him."

“But it didn’t go smoothly, there were some issues and we have to put the club’s interests first — our track record shows we do that pretty well.”

Moyes is also in the hunt for £2m-rated Barnsley right-back John Stones.

source: the sun