Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia remains hopeful he will get a move to Everton.

Rennes insist the Cameroon international is not for sale, but Mbia said: "I will not fight Rennes. It is useless. I have immense respect for the club, but clearly by the offer I received from Everton, I want to go there.

"I've spoken to Bruno Cheyrou, John Mensah and John Utaka, who all have advised me greatly. They tell me to think simply. I have a family in Cameroon. The financial aspect is paramount. It was also discussed."