SMITH WANTS FEE TALKS OVER DUO
By David Allen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Collins has been heavily linked with a move to Fulham, which would see him take a coaching role and link up with his former manager at Monaco Jean Tigana.
Barmby, meanwhile, is expected to leave the club after admitting that he would like to play for Everton's city rivals Liverpool, with The Reds and Manchester United among those linked with him.
However, should any club want either player, Smith says that they must approach him first, admitting: "We await the clubs who the players wish to go to to get in touch with us and agree a fee - and I stress they have got to agree a fee before they can leave.
"The situations are the same for both John and Nick. John has expressed a desire to join Fulham and we await Fulham getting in touch with us. He has spoken to them."
Meanwhile, Fulham's reported interest in Paul Merson is believed to be dependent on whether Collins moves to Craven Cottage, meaning that Tigana could abandon plans to sign the 32-year-old should the former Scottish international leave Everton.