Everton boss Moyes not interested in Bothroyd, Barton

Everton boss David Moyes is not moving for Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd and Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton.

The Liverpool Echo says Bothroyd, 29, is not on Moyes’ list of targets, despite reports that a lack of transfer fee would make him an attractive option for the cash-strapped Blues.

Moyes remains keen to add a further cutting edge to his striking options, but the 20-goal Bluebirds hitman is not considered significantly better than any of his current forwards.

Despite selling James Vaughan to newly-promoted Norwich City in a £2m deal, and with Yakubu also surplus to requirements, Moyes wants to sign a striker with proven top-flight credentials.

Moyes is also not interested in bringing Barton to Goodison.

The lifelong Evertonian used his Twitter account over the weekend to insist he wants to sign a new contract on Tyneside, and midfield strengthening is not one of Moyes’s summer priorities.

 
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