Mbia desperate to move
Stephane Mbia has told Rennes that he is determined to claim a move away from the club this summer.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 16/06/09 10:04pm
Cameroon international Stephane Mbia has told Rennes that he is determined to claim a move away from the club this summer.
Reports in France suggest the Toffees are planning to table an offer in the region of €12million (£10million) for the 23-year-old defensive midfielder.
Mbia has made no secret of his desire to play in England and with Everton's continued interest he is fully expecting to leave.
The Ligue 1 club are believed to have placed a €14million price tag on their prized asset.
Toffees boss David Moyes is expected to bolster his small squad this summer having been constantly hampered by injuries last term, and Mbia is known to be a player on his wanted list.
Excited by the prospect of a possible move to Merseyside, Mbia is hoping he can seal a move to Everton - if their interest is confirmed.
"I have been aware of Everton's interest since last year when I almost joined them," he told skysports.com.
"I am keen to join them because, if what is reported is true, they have said that they want me and that they value me as a player.
"I am waiting on news. I have not heard anything yet, but for me it is time to move on in my career.
"I have already told the club (Rennes) of my desire to leave but they have the final say.
"They know and understand my position."