Everton scramble to clinch deal for Wigan winger N’Zogbia

Everton are scrambling to land Wigan Athletic winger Charles N'Zogbia.

Everton are scrambling to land Wigan Athletic winger Charles N'Zogbia.

The Liverpool Echo says after failing to land German striker Miroslav Klose, David Moyes has identified French international N’Zogbia as the man to fire the Blues back into Europe next season.

But Wigan Athletic want a fee of up to £11m for the 25-year-old, and Moyes is unable to make a bid until recouping some of the funds via the sales of Joseph Yobo and Yakubu.

The hitch is that Turkish champions Fenerbahce are dragging their feet over meeting Everton’s £4m valuation of the Nigerian international, and a deal for Yakubu is looking increasingly complicated.

It means Moyes risks missing out on N’Zogbia, who scored a memorable goal for Wigan against Everton at the DW Stadium in April, and is also coveted by Newcastle, Sunderland, and Juventus.

 
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