Everton Weigh Up Move for Wolves Striker Kevin Doyle

Goodison Park side keen on Molineux forward.

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Sky Sports sources understand Everton are weighing up a shock move to sign Wolves striker Kevin Doyle before the close of the transfer window.

Doyle is no longer first choice at Molineux due to the impressive form of Steven Fletcher this season and has started only one of the last six Premier League matches.

The Republic of Ireland international has also scored just twice in the League this term and has been linked with a January move away.


Having finally secured the departure of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to Spartak Moscow David Moyes may well have the funds to chase Kevin Doyle and the Irish international may well be keen on switching a place on the Molineux bench for a move to Merseyside ahead of the Euro 2012 finals this summer.

The 28 year old former Cork City striker honed his skills at Reading and made an immediate Premier League impact with the Royals, netting 56 goals in four seasons, before making the £6.5m move to Wolves where he enjoyed two solid terms before this current campaign where he has suffered with form whilst fellow striker Steven Fletcher has flourished.

Everton could well do with a new striking option having managing to average a goal game during the first 22 games of the season. The fact that the Toffees top scorer this term is full back Leighton Baines tells you all about the problems Moyes has had when it comes to firepower. Tim Cahill is usually a reliably option from the midfield but the Aussie has scored just one goal this season and Louis Saha has managed a paltry single goal return from 18 appearances.

One would imagine that Mick McCarthy would be loathed to lose Doyle but if pushed into doing so, would expect a fee near to that the club paid back in June 2009.

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