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Blues eye Basel defender

24/04/2013 | Comments (18)
Everton have "moved ahead of Arsenal" in the race to sign Basel defender Aleksander Dragovic, talkSPORT report.

The 22 year-old Austrian international caught the eye in the Swiss side's Europa League games against Tottenham recently and the Blues could snap him up for as little as £4m.

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Terry Maher
532 Posted 24/04/2013 at 19:47:06
Could be a good buy... he scored against Tottenham in the Europa League.
James Flynn
540 Posted 24/04/2013 at 20:21:46
Anyone?
Tony Marsh
544 Posted 24/04/2013 at 20:39:33
Great ó we can use the Leeroy Fer money, seeing how we didn't spend it because of his dodgey knee. It makes me laugh how we get linked with players on a daily basis yet we can't afford a box of Tea Bags from Aldi.
Edward Simpson
545 Posted 24/04/2013 at 20:43:53
James- Would be a fantastic acquisition. I've only seen him play in those two legs against Spurs, but on the night he was one of their better players.
Chris Owens
546 Posted 24/04/2013 at 20:45:56
And apparently Spurs didnít even notice him!!
Colin Glassar
556 Posted 24/04/2013 at 22:20:04
He can sit next to Oviedo and Duffy on the bench in the hope of getting 5 minutes a game if he's lucky.
Tom Dodds
560 Posted 24/04/2013 at 22:43:56
We`ll sign no one till a star player is sold... BTW... Bought your season tickets yet folks??
James Flynn
581 Posted 25/04/2013 at 02:44:20
Edward - Thanks. I guess we can add him to the list of . . . . . . .whatever we call these fine players we don't sign. The Kenright 24/7ers?
James Stewart
604 Posted 25/04/2013 at 08:15:53
Strootman will be the next phantom bid. Expect a 10m offer and then United offer 15m and surprise surprise we miss out on our man come deadline day
Sam Hoare
608 Posted 25/04/2013 at 09:01:05
I think we will actually see some new players come in this Summer. Moyes has admitted that if he stays he needs to rebuild and if he doesnt then the new man in will want to put his stamp on the squad. Plus we are losing Neville, almost definitely Fellaini and possibly Baines or Heitinga.

Quite fancy the likes of Dragovic, bruno martins, etienne Capoue. Jordie Clasie or Remy.

Denis Richardson
623 Posted 25/04/2013 at 10:38:36
There will be no player movement, in or out of the club, until the manager situation is clarified. No (decent) player is going to join a club when he doesnt know who the manager will be next season.

All current transfer arctictles involving Everton are total bollocks. Complete non story.

Andrew Ellams
624 Posted 25/04/2013 at 10:44:08
Same story at Chelsea Denis, but they are about to sign Schurle. Don't count out the pull of the premier league wages to some of these players. A much bigger attraction than who your coach will be.
Mike Powell
644 Posted 25/04/2013 at 13:04:04
Why are we linked to another defender? We have just payed £3mil for Stones and we have Duffy and Oviedo and Hibbo for back up. It's a couple off midfielders and a striker we need.
Ross Edwards
712 Posted 25/04/2013 at 16:37:03
My targets
Draxler
Afellay
Townsend
Remy
Benteke (If Villa go down)
McCarthy
Kone
Siem De Jong (Ajax)
Alderweireld of Ajax to replace Heitinga.
Gaute Lie
763 Posted 25/04/2013 at 19:26:36
Seems like a good player, and we need young players.

A player I would like us to buy is the striker Andreas Cornelius. He' s only 20 yrs old, a big lad, and with 18 goals in 30 games I believe he's got the "IT".

Cornelius won't come cheap, though I reckon somewhere 7-10 million pounds should temp Danish giants FC Copenhagen where Cornelius does his trade.

Colin Glassar
826 Posted 25/04/2013 at 23:14:08
Watched Dragovic tonight and he was first class. Strong in the air, fast and he can play. He'll probably go to Southampton or Cardiff or any other team who prefer to do their business before the end of August.
Andrew McLean
870 Posted 26/04/2013 at 08:53:50
Colin #826 - I agree. With the exception of the wild two footed challenge he was exceptional. Unfortunately he misses the next match from suspension. Otherwise he was great. Not scared to come forward either and has a great eye for a pass, made two fantastic passes in the 2nd half and they weren't hoofed either
Steve Edwards
873 Posted 26/04/2013 at 09:25:14
Ah, the silly season has started early.

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