Toffees close on duo
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton are closing in on Valencia duo Emiliano Moretti and Mohamed Sissoko.Everton are closing in on Valencia duo Emiliano Moretti and Mohamed Sissoko.
The Spanish side are now resigned to losing the duo to David Moyes' side, as he builds his squad for next season.
Che sporting director Javier Subirats says that they are close to selling the duo to Everton, but wants certain conditions on the deal.
"We would accept losing Moretti but we would establish a clause with Sissoko whereby if Everton chose to sell him within two years we could buy him back for the same price we sold him," said Subirats.
"We know that Sissoko needs to play more matches but we know he could end up being a great player."
Moretti seems on his way out of La Mestalla after accusing former coach Antonio Lopez of racism.
"He seemed to be saying that an Italian was defective in Valencia," he stormed. "This is to speak of racism and that is not acceptable in the world of football."
Valencia are well covered in the left back area and current boss Quique Sanchez Flores is prepared to cash in on the 24-year-old.
Both players stressed this week that they wanted to fight for their places in Spain but Moyes is confident of landing the pair.