Everton have joined the battle for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. The Daily Star says David Moyes' club are willing to offer him a three-year deal on sliding-scale wages, if he agrees to stay within the pay structure, which has a top pay of around £80,000 a week.
Moyes has already seen the benefits of signing an England star who has looked after himself in the form of captain Phil Neville.
Neville joined from United in 2005 and is still going strong at 36, having made 21 appearances for the club this season.
He made his 300th Everton appearance on Sunday in the 2-0 defeat at former club United.