Everton may offload AJ, but eyes Argentine replacement…

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Word on the street is that Davie Moyes is starting to warm ever so slightly to the idea of letting Andy Johnson leave Goodison Park, and it might have something to do with the fact that he has his eye on this Argentine replacement.
The Liverpool Daily Post reports that AJ may well be leaving for Wigan (he doesn’t want to uproot his family) whilst Darren Fletcher, and goal machine Diego Milito could be on their way in.

Argentina international Milito, a clever forward with outstanding aerial ability, has emerged as front-runner to take over the soon to be departed Johnson’s mantle.

Real Zaragoza were relegated from La Liga last season but that did not stop Milito maintaining an outstanding average of scoring a goal every two games. He was second top scorer in Spain in 2006/2007 with 25, just two behind Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Everton – who are also keeping tabs on Tottenham’s Darren Bent – could face competition for Milito’s signature from newly promoted Stoke City but they would be favourites to sign the 29-year-old on a 12-month loan deal. (Liverpool Daily Post)

There is no doubt that Milito has pedigree, and with Stoke the only other reported English club sniffing around him, he could be a great addition to Everton’s foward line.

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