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Everton boss Moyes pushing to land Cardiff striker Bothroyd ahead of Celtic

Everton boss David Moyes is chasing Cardiff City's released striker Jay Bothroyd.

The Liverpool Daily Post says Everton are interested in Bothroyd, who alone netted 20 goals as the Bluebirds failed to clinch promotion, and made his England debut against France at Wembley last November, but face competition from West Brom, West Ham and Celtic to secure his signature.

Indeed Bothroyd's former Cardiff team-mate Joe Ledley has urged the ex-Arsenal man to join him at Celtic, but admitted there will be plenty of interest from the Premier League.

Ledley said: "There will be a lot of interest in Jay as an England international who has just scored 20 goals for Cardiff.

"He is big, strong and brilliant with the ball at his feet for a guy his size and only recently won his first England cap, so that proves how good he is."

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