Everton aim to trump Southampton for Rodriguez

Everton are attempting to beat Southampton for Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez.

Everton are attempting to beat Southampton for Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez.

The Sunday Mirror says Everton boss David Moyes is making a frantic last-gasp bid to sign Rodriguez - and pinch him from under Southampton's noses.

The England Under-21 cap has been with Saints for the past two days, discussing a record £6.5million switch from the Championship Clarets to the Premier League.

However, Moyes has now stepped into the chase.

He wants Rodriguez to stall on a decision and allow him time to try to get the finances together to bring him to Goodison as a partner for Nikica Jelavic.

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