Moyes ready to raid market
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes claims he will look to add fresh blood to his squad in the summer.David Moyes claims he will look to add fresh blood to his squad in order to enable Everton to compete effectively next term.
The Toffees will embark on a UEFA Champions League quest next term and Moyes is aware the added demands a European campaign places on clubs.
The Scot believes he will need at least six new faces to cope with the added pressures of European football.
"We still require half a dozen new faces," said Moyes. "We need the right quality to strengthen the squad because of the extra games we will play."
A host of players have been linked with moves to Goodison Park and reports are suggesting Moyes is ready to rekindle his interest in Liverpool defender Djimi Traore.
Traore almost moved across Merseyside last summer, but The Reds pulled the plug on the deal at the 11th hour.
The defender has taken on a new lease of life under Rafa Benitez at Anfield, but reports are suggesting Moyes is ready to test Liverpool's resolve with a sizeable bid.
Moyes is clearly looking to add some steel to his side, but the Scot is also looking to inject some craft into his playing staff and Celtic star Stilian Petrov is believed to have caught the former Preston manager's eye.
Petrov has been a key figure for Celtic, with his fine displays catching the eye of Moyes who is rumoured to be mulling over a raid on Parkhead for the Bulgarian star.
Moyes is unlikely to snub the players who served him so well this term, with Tony Hibbert and Lee Carsley reportedly close to inking new deals.
"Both Tony and Lee have one year left to run on their current deals and we will be opening talks with both in the hope of agreeing extensions," Toffees chief executive Keith Wyness told the club's website.