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M'bia still wants Everton move

Midfielder hopes Rennes will enter into negotiations

By Patrick Haond.   Last Updated: 19/08/08 12:48pm

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M'Bia: Wants to join Everton

M'Bia: Wants to join Everton

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Stephane M'Bia is still hoping that Rennes will allow him to join Everton before the close of the transfer window.

The Cameroon midfielder has been a summer target for David Moyes, who is anxious to improve his Everton squad.

Rennes have been keen to retain M'Bia for another season, but the 22-year-old is desperate for a move to the Premier League.

He has returned to France following Olympics duty and wants Rennes to open negotiations with the Toffees.


"I haven't changed my mind, I want to join Everton," M'bia told L'Equipe.

"We are still in contact. I hope now that Rennes will accept to enter into negotiations with this English club.

"I don't want to let this chance go by."

M'bia picked up a knee injury while representing Cameroon in Beijing, but is optimistic it is not a serious problem.

He added: "I am in Paris. I am a little down. I have pain in my left knee, it has swollen.

"I had to be substituted early during the match against Brazil. I will have an MRI scan in Paris, then I will go back home to Rennes."

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