Everton boss David Moyes is making a £12 million double raid for Tottenham bad boy David Bentley and Scottish international team-mate Alan Hutton.
The Goodison club have opened talks with Spurs for the available pair and could get their men if they increase the offer before the window shuts at the end of the month.
Moyes’s surprise double move also suggests he is now planning for spending money – with Joleon Lescott’s sale to Manchester City giving him the cash to bring in more bodies in a hurry.
Everton are willing to pay around £8million for Bentley, a player Moyes admired last summer when he left Blackburn Rovers for more than double that sum.
Despite Bentley’s off-the-field troubles and his late-night car prang Moyes is interested in giving him the stage to show his talents and possibly get back into England’s World Cup plans. (Daily Mirror)
Does this spell the end for Joleon Lescott? It’s seem very unlikely David Moyes would be given such funds unless they were expecting a nice chunk of change from Man City.