Everton boss Moyes facing Moutinho frustration

Everton boss Dave Moyes faces disappointment over his pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Moutinho.

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The Daily Star says agent Pini Zahavi met with Goodison officials in Portugal this week to try and thrash out a compromise deal for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.

However, his club will not budge an inch from their £20m valuation of the player - and that is a price Everton simply can't afford with other deals still to be done.

It's a huge blow to Moyes, who is yet to break his duck in this summer's transfer window, especially as Moutinho has publicly stated his wish to join the Toffees.

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