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Everton target Marseille's Remy

11/12/2012 | Comments (32)
Everton have apparently inquired about the availability of Marseille striker Loic Remy who could be available for a "cut-price" €8m to €10m this January.

The 25-year-old, reportedly a long-time target of Tottenham and who is also being tracked by Chelsea, is off form for the Ligue 1 side and has been usurped by Andre-Pierra Gignac at the Stade Velodrome.

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Phil Sammon
517 Posted 11/12/2012 at 15:26:15
Not a chance
Steve Edwards
527 Posted 11/12/2012 at 16:20:23
Better chance of signing the man in the moon.
Phillip Nuttall
529 Posted 11/12/2012 at 16:08:22
If Everton were able to come up with the money required for his transfer and salary he may well be interested in a move to Merseyside.

But its highly unlikely we have this to one side. Some articles have referred to us selling Jack Rodwell to Manchester City meaning we have funds — but we don't.

Everton spent the "Rodwell money" on the transfers and salaries of Kevin Mirallas, Steven Pienaar, Steven Naismith & Brian Oviedo. The modest funds that were left available were set aside to pay for the loan/salary of Vladis Ofoe, the Belgian international of Club Brugge who's move fell through after the deadline past due to being submitted late.

Robert Elstone recently went on record to say there were modest funds available for the loan market. Unless we sell a player for £8m+ then we can't afford this transfer.

Don't get me wrong: I'd love to see a player like him join our already blossoming squad... but, unless Kenwright can pull a rabbit out of his arse, I sadly can't see this one coming to fruition.

I would love to be proved wrong though ;)

Ray Roche
533 Posted 11/12/2012 at 16:35:56
Phillip Nuttall @529

A hat. You pull a rabbit out of a hat. Not your arse.

However, I say that without knowing what you get up to in your spare time. You're not Welsh, are you?

Phil Rodgers
537 Posted 11/12/2012 at 16:42:03
Where do they get these rumours from? We haven't got that kind of money surely!
Edward Simpson
540 Posted 11/12/2012 at 16:40:07
We can speculate as much as we like in regards to how much money we have. We simply don't know exactly how much we can spend.
To push for top four we need to get another striker, the performances recently have shown that we don't capitalise with the abundance of chances we have had and we will struggle to get top four if Jelavic is out injured for any period of time. I think if we can get some money it needs to be a good second striker or someone who deputise for Jelavic.

I think I can expect us to sell a couple of players, maybe Heitinga and Mucha, as much as I don't want to see the former go. In the summer, we really need to consider getting a proper back up to Howard who is a lot younger.

Jon Ferguson
541 Posted 11/12/2012 at 16:45:05
I hope the £10 million we are going to buy Remy with isn't eating into the £15 million we have set aside for Oscar Cardozo!
Adam Carey
544 Posted 11/12/2012 at 16:47:34
You never know, perhaps that Fortress Sports Fund cheque has finally turned up! ;-)
Mark Lennon
556 Posted 11/12/2012 at 17:19:23
Maybe those blag scratch cards they were flogging at the game on Sunday might contribute? Did anyone actually win on them?
Nick Entwistle
559 Posted 11/12/2012 at 17:28:50
Surely any moment we're going to get clearance on the NTL money.
Andy Callen
562 Posted 11/12/2012 at 17:42:15
I think we can all agree we are in no real danger of being relegated this season. This would mean we would be entitled to the increase in broadcast revenue which comes into affect next season. With this in mind is it possible the our most trust chairman has already used this money to secure a loan to strengthen the squad next month and help secure 4th.

If this has happened how would you feel? Personally I do not see a problem with it if no more than £20 million was used in this way. We all know without CL football next season Fellaini will be off in the summer and any sale would more than cover the money used now, plus we would still have the additional income from the new tv deal. NSNO

Jay Harris
564 Posted 11/12/2012 at 18:01:54
It may be that we are selling Anichebe to Wigan and looking to replace him.

Here's hoping!!

However I would much sooner get Ofoe before anyone as Gibbo's injury record could be a bit like King Louis.

Sam Hoare
565 Posted 11/12/2012 at 18:05:49
Phil Sammon got it right with the first post.

January will be loans only. Unless of course we sell.

Phillip Nuttall
566 Posted 11/12/2012 at 18:08:16
Ray Roch - 553

Constructive reply mate, I know the saying is " a rabbit out of a hat" - we've all seen magicians perform the trick, but you have NEVER seen someone pull one out their arse - emphasising the unlikelyhood of us bidding for Remy.

No I'm mot welsh, I live in Skelmersdale, And in my spare time I go to Goodison Park and watch my beloved Everton with my season ticket.

Any more smart arse comments you'd like me to answer?

Ray Roche
567 Posted 11/12/2012 at 18:24:41
Phillip Nuttall @566

Touchy get, aren't you? (that's a smart-arse question...)

Pass on my congratulations to your surgeon...your humour bypass was a resounding success...

Bob Willis
574 Posted 11/12/2012 at 18:51:38
Ray Roch /567 TWAT!
Jamie Barlow
575 Posted 11/12/2012 at 19:03:16
Now now Bob, I don't think there's any need for that.
Rob Prince
579 Posted 11/12/2012 at 19:37:41
Hmm Ray, I think you would have to be thick not to realize what Phillip Nutall was getting at with his rabbit out of the arse comment
Anthony Flack
580 Posted 11/12/2012 at 19:34:49

A quality leg-pull on the oh-so-serious Mr Nuttall... made me laugh out loud! Surely sites like this are on occasion meant to provide entertainment.... keep it up!

I definitely saw a magician pull a rabbit out of his arse in a club — funnily enough, in Cardiff.

Phil Sammon
584 Posted 11/12/2012 at 19:42:31
Jesus Christ!

How does an argument ensue from that?!

No joking please, Ray. You'll start a riot.

Peter Moore
586 Posted 11/12/2012 at 19:47:27
Phil & Ray
Interesting subject.
I've never pulled a rabbit from a hat......... but I have pulled a hare from my arse!
Ray Roche
587 Posted 11/12/2012 at 19:41:58
Rob, I DID realise what Philip was saying, it was meant as a bit of fun, and if Mr Nuttall has been offended then I offer an apology to him, unfortunately it's not possible to realise the inflection in ones voice in the written word so any attempt at humour can be missed. I mean, pulling a rabbit from out of your arse...made me laugh. WTF was it doing there in the first place?
However, some people have taken it as a serious jibe at his expense, like the wonderfully eloquent Bob Willis.
Ray Roche
588 Posted 11/12/2012 at 19:52:04
Peter....hare from my arse!
David Hallwood
596 Posted 11/12/2012 at 20:35:02
Let's pray that it isn't too hard of a winter, cos all that money for lagging the pipes will eat into the Loic Remy budget
Lewis Barclay
617 Posted 11/12/2012 at 22:40:04
I suspect that Moyes is saying something like:

"Keep Felli and Baines at the club and get me some players that can strengthen the squad enough to give us a hope of 4th or I'm taking a sabbatical."

Maybe this is a loan to perm deal?

Lewis Barclay
619 Posted 11/12/2012 at 22:46:37
Sorry nope, utter utter bollocks, I was dreaming for a minute.
Tony Clark
744 Posted 12/12/2012 at 16:45:29
Joking aside we should re-visit Phillip's hypothesising about BK producing a rabbit from his arse. It's not as hare-brained as it seems. Given Bill's contacts in the West End this has the makings of a unique novelty act that could generate much needed funds and with Jenny on hand as his glamorous assistant I can see it drawing wider appeal. Such a stunt could attract the interest of Portugal star Nuno Coelho from Braga.
Ray Roche
747 Posted 12/12/2012 at 17:04:15
There appears to be an unhealthy pre-occupation with Kenwrights arse....
Jim Knightley
756 Posted 12/12/2012 at 17:51:17
I can't see us spending anymore more than a million (and I think realistically we will only bring people in on loan) in January. I think Remy could be available given the issues at Lyon....but I expect Chelski, Spurs, or unfortunately Liverpool, will be more realistic destinations in view of the transfer fee. (Although I'm not sure about the rhetoric concerning Liverpool's finances...the inability to cough up 5-6mil for an already insanely cut-price Demspey, suggest potentially that they don't have a much bigger pot to piss in than we do)
Brent Stephens
762 Posted 12/12/2012 at 18:25:25
Ray Roche (Dad!) - I thought that was funny and meant as a joke. And Peter's hare - lovely.
Ray Roche
806 Posted 12/12/2012 at 22:49:09
Thanks,Son, always knew you had a sense of humour....
Patrick Murphy
810 Posted 12/12/2012 at 22:54:17
Last year I had a terrible cold and I was outside Goodison heckling BK , "Show us the money, Bill," I yelled...

I couldn't believe it when he turned his back on me and proceeded to produce a rabbit out of his arse!

I am quietly recovering in a nursing home and should be home for Christmas.

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