That Everton have had a horrific summer is a given. Up until yesterday, they hadn’t signed anyone, despite watching a carousel of players waltz through the exit. Insult has been added to injury with winger Albert Riera holding out for a move to Liverpool, rather than signing for Everton, and now this; apparently Newcastle are sniffing around the very player that Moyes has been after all summer!
The Sunderland Echo is bringing us word that Stephane M’Bia, long time quarry of Davie Moyes, could also be high on Kevin Keegan’s wishlist:
Newcastle United are weighing up a bid for Geremi’s Cameroon team-mate Stephane Mbia.
But French club Rennie’s valuation of the defensive midfielder, who can also play at right-back, could scupper Kevin Keegan’s hopes of signing the 22-year-old.
Everton are already understood to have had a £6m bid for Mbia rejected, while he has also interested Arsenal. (Sunderland Echo)
Obviously Newcastle are operating under the same tight-arsed transfer policy that Everton have been labouring under all summer…which basically leaves this whole thing open for a lightning raid by Arsenal.