Everton ahead of Arsenal in battle for Toulouse powerhouse Capoue

Everton boss David Moyes is battling Arsenal for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue.

Moyes wants the France international as an eventual replacement for the in-demand Marouane Fellaini.

And club officials have opened talks for Capoue, 24, who has spent his entire senior career with the Ligue 1 outfit.

Toulouse coach Alain Casanova said: “Capoue is the best player this club has had for 20 years.”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also a fan of the powerful ballwinner, who has made over 150 first-team appearances and won four caps for France.

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