According to RT, the 30-year-old would be keen on making the switch to Goodison Park while an unnamed Blues player would be part of any deal.
Dzyuba scored three goals for Russia in last summer's World Cup and laid on another two for the host nation.
Since joining Zenit four years ago, he has scored 34 times in 87 league games and notched another six in 10 matches on loan for Arsenal Tula last year.
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1 Posted 23/01/2019 at 07:45:45
I'm not expecting us to find a diamond in the Russian league and, at 30 years of age, he's probably too late to be polished.
2 Posted 23/01/2019 at 09:58:12
3 Posted 23/01/2019 at 10:42:25
Would this be two deer?
4 Posted 23/01/2019 at 10:46:58
5 Posted 23/01/2019 at 10:48:46
6 Posted 23/01/2019 at 10:54:08
He's from the Russian league, we've had plenty of successful pickings there in the past.
Nowadays plays mainly as a sub (read impact player).
6'-5", so mobile.
Never played outside of Russia.
Joking aside, it seems like a desperate roll of the dice — like every Everton January signing.
7 Posted 23/01/2019 at 11:05:22
I think if we sign anybody then we will have to sell first; maybe if Gueye goes to PSG that might free up some money for a centre forward. But I am always wary of buying in January as ultimately it usually turns out to be a short term answer that goes pear shaped the following season ie Tosun and Walcott.
With the new stadium on the horizon if we look at what has happened to Arsenal and Spurs, in the season the stadium was being built, there was very little spent on players in that period. I think we will be in for something similar.
The problem we have that could be our undoing is the amount of players on our books that nobody wants. The wage bill is already way too high for a team outside the top 6, never mind the top 4. This wage bill will increase massively when all the loanees return this summer.
8 Posted 23/01/2019 at 11:41:15
9 Posted 23/01/2019 at 11:51:39
Brands has said a number of times he's trying to reduce the average age of the squad, not sign 30-year-old Russian 'has-beens' and never was.
Why do people believe this crap, and then come out with the same old comments... typical Everton blah blah blah.
We are trying to implement real change at the club, on and off the field. So far, Moshiri has pumped £250m of his own cash into the club, he was let down badly by the tenure of Koeman and Walsh and as a result, we are paying the price.
Simply throwing yet more money at the project is not the answer, not with around 13 players currently out on loan, and due back at the end of the season. We have to reduce the size of the squad, it's simply madness to continue adding to it.
Yes, we certainly need a striker, and probably three more quality player's to mount a real sustainable challenge to the top six, but it will take time and January is not the right time to do it.
We would be in deep shit without Moshiri, yes he's made mistakes, but we would be facing a very bleak future in an increasingly decrepit Goodison Park without his ownership.
10 Posted 23/01/2019 at 12:41:28
Our Scouts to me are now fucking worthless, these pricks will just continue to piss away Moshiri's money buying foreign players that will not bust a bollock for our club.
Hint... Scotland... Ayr Utd want £20 fucking grand for Shankland!!! Send a few to Leeds to see if they bite for the lad Roofe. Both score goals and will not break the bank, just take a fucking chance on home grown lads who would, I believe, give their all for a chance to play for us at Premier League level.
Two strikers up front... what a novel idea!
11 Posted 23/01/2019 at 15:20:17
Oh sorry, I lost myself there for a minute and thought we were back in the summer of Walsh where we all implored the club to push through every deal for every ingrate that was linked with the club.
I strongly suspect, if there is ANY substance to this, that it is some agent trying to tie up a deal for Vlasic, and naively thinking Everton will take this Mick Quinn lookalike as partial payment. I am 100% sure no one at Everton is going to fall for that.
12 Posted 23/01/2019 at 15:39:30
13 Posted 23/01/2019 at 15:56:18
Get geared up in the summer window for the old “We need to move players on before any incomings arrive”.
Silva may need to start reading from the old David Moyes manual of how to turn a tenner into a ton... and water into wine.
14 Posted 23/01/2019 at 16:21:12
You can't keep going out and buying more and more players and letting the previous batch leave for a loss and expect to get anywhere. The players we've been signing aren't even that good a quality. We've just paid way over the odds because we've got some money to spend.
We need stability, continuity, etc. Someone needs to be given the time to mould what we've got into a successful team.
15 Posted 23/01/2019 at 17:02:23
It's always "we need this and we need that" and never keeping, motivating and organising what we've got. It always a "whinge, whinge, oh mummy we should be in top 6 and we need more players".
The time has come where this squad and manager has to knuckle down to business and work together. We need to become a fighting unit again – organised like the Spartans against the big boys, and organised motivated and ruthless against weaker teams.
Addendum [A ] to that rant.
Can we have a 20+ goal striker, Mr Brands? I promise not to ask for anything else.
16 Posted 23/01/2019 at 17:02:57
The problem is we cannot get shut of our signings even for a loss, but you are correct in that the £200 million war chest has already been blown on way overpriced players on big contracts. Some on TW seem to think we can spend the same £200 million over and over again.
I'm not overly worried by this rumour though as it's from the same source (RT) that makes out that Britain was responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Salisbury and presented the two innocent Russian 'tourists' framed after sampling the delights of Salisbury cathedral.
Then again, I also split my sides laughing when I read that Everton were signing a player who couldn't even get into Southampton reserves, one Cuco Martina...
17 Posted 23/01/2019 at 17:14:28
18 Posted 23/01/2019 at 17:14:59
Never going to happen.
19 Posted 23/01/2019 at 17:21:48
20 Posted 23/01/2019 at 17:52:04
Yea, let's call it "negativity" from our seat high up on that fine white horse of eternal optimism. How's that been working for you, Steve, Frank???
21 Posted 23/01/2019 at 18:22:27
Personally, I don't think Moshiri will release the King's Ransom required for an average striker let alone one who elevate us to the top 4 to Silva to spend. Brands, maybe but not Silva.
22 Posted 23/01/2019 at 18:31:07
We're not so much skint as overstocked and paying a premium to store that stock.
As soon as we can clear the shelves, we'll be able to bring in new stock. Simple as that.
23 Posted 23/01/2019 at 18:35:01
24 Posted 23/01/2019 at 18:39:41
I'm happy to accept the club has made some terrible errors in the transfer market over the last few years, but there is a genuine attempt by Brands/Moshiri to put this right in the future. That involves bringing to an end the 'scattergun' approach favoured by Walsh and Koeman in the past.
Despite the frustration felt by all of us with an 'underperforming' team at the moment, I'm still optimistic over our long-term future. Pre Moshiri, I don't think we had one.
25 Posted 23/01/2019 at 19:05:16
One thing Moyes did well also was shop in the Championship for some really good buys.
Lescott and Stones were immense signings and sold on for monumental fees whilst Tim Cahill was pure gold.
26 Posted 23/01/2019 at 19:32:31
You are right though – Lescott & Cahill were stormers. He is yesterday's man now though, even West Ham Utd waved goodbye.
27 Posted 23/01/2019 at 19:32:54
28 Posted 23/01/2019 at 20:03:20
He certainly had a good eye and made more good than bad signings I'd say but often the less money he had the better he'd do!
His most expensive signings for us were apparently Fellaini, Yakubu, Andy Johnson, Bilyatedinov, Beattie, Van der Meyde, Mirallas, Baines, Krøldrup, Heitinga and Jelavic.
From that list, I'd say only Fellaini and Baines were money well spent. Yakubu and Mirallas had their moments and I think we sold Johnson for a small profit; most of Moyes's best work was done with smaller fees. He also spent £20M on Dider Ndong while at Sunderland!
Hard to imagine though he'd have done any worse than Koeman and Walsh.
29 Posted 23/01/2019 at 21:05:01
Expensive players he has Baines, Yobo, Jagielka but also Bilyaletdinov etc. We remember the expensive flops cause they were pricey but no-one keeps track of the cheap ones.
30 Posted 23/01/2019 at 21:31:26
For me, Moyes's signings like Pienaar, Arteta, Gravesen, Yobo, Jagielka, Lescott, Distin, Cahill, Carsley and Martyn were all great signings for the money. He was an ace in the £1m-£7m bracket!
31 Posted 23/01/2019 at 21:38:17
32 Posted 23/01/2019 at 21:43:50
Carsley was actually a Walter Smith signing, right before he was sacked. It's funny though, we have had a few who were brought in by one manager only to make their name thereafter. Like Kendall signed Graham Stuart right before he left, Mike Walker signed Limpar; I always associate both with Joe Royle.
33 Posted 23/01/2019 at 21:47:09
34 Posted 23/01/2019 at 21:47:17
For me, "negativity" is people posting on the pre-match threads, happily predicting that Everton are going to lose their next match. I would like to see Lyndon ban such unwanted predictions, but then I have to take a step back and understand that some are making these projections from a position of reasonable analysis, based on our current form, ranging to a point of despair with our ability to beat the opposition put in front of us (saddly proven) — or as some form of protection to themselves, inoculating them in advance so that the bad news of yet another defeat is lessened when you can point and say "I told you so".
Expressing doubts about rumours or doubts about the club's success in signing good players are both areas where opinions are rife and empirical evidence mixed at best. Yes, we should always want to see the club and its actions in a positive light, reflecting our vaulted position as supporters.
But being supporters, and thanks to this website for its brilliant insights from many contributors, we know so much more these days about what goes on, and are less-inclined to view proceedings through blue-tinted spectacles.
And this association Ray makes with depression and suicidal tendencies is bordering on the farcical, if it wasn't such a serious issue for those so troubled. Perhaps you could lay off that particular very unhelpful tendency in future, eh Ray? I see no indication, no matter how distraught the fans get on here with the club's lack of progess, that they have any need for such services, so you are really doing everyone a disservice with that nonsense.
35 Posted 23/01/2019 at 22:25:40
36 Posted 24/01/2019 at 03:55:00
Okay, after watching the Southampton game on Optus Sport, I wanted to smash my Mac to smithereens and throw my mobile at the wall but, after 55 years of being a true Everton supporter, I held back because I should not abuse such inanimate objects as they are only the messengers. Don't shoot the messenger!
I'm sure many Everton fans and particularly TWebrs felt the same as I did!
37 Posted 24/01/2019 at 05:28:36
But, since he linked that with a claimed increase in negativity recently, I think he was saying that criticisms of the club, players, management, whatever, amongst posters spanning the current downturn are indicative of clinical depression that could lead to attempted suicide. That is what he's saying.
Nothing light-hearted about that, is there? But okay, I'm the one being harsh.
38 Posted 24/01/2019 at 06:58:19
39 Posted 24/01/2019 at 07:42:36
They weren't then, they won't be now.
40 Posted 24/01/2019 at 09:39:10
41 Posted 24/01/2019 at 13:15:04
I stand by my original comment, ToffeeWeb has become more negative recently, with some posters unable to see anything positive about the club. I could, but obviously won't, name ToffeeWebbers who no longer consider adding posts and who don't even bother to read many articles on here nowadays because of all the miserable people who can't even see the damn cloud, never mind the silver (Silva) lining.
Constructive criticism is welcome, but the removal of the word "shite" from some people's vocabulary would render them speechless on matchday threads.
42 Posted 24/01/2019 at 15:47:26
Thank you for providing an example of the negativity. It's noble to want people to have a positive view of the club. But you post it on a thread where people rightly question a highly dubious rumour about some Russian giant we are supposedly about to buy? That just struck me as odd, sorry.
And of course there are lots of folk who come and go on these pages, post or don't post. Saying they don't post any longer because others don't share their rosy view of the club is particularly lame, don't you think? A forum like this is bound to reflect the specturm of views that are out there, as it does, both good and bad.
But it's posters on the matchday thread reacting to the latest shite they've watched by daring to describe it as 'shite'? I'd actually agree with you on that point: maybe Michael and Lyndon could take action there... The more deliberative posts tend to come later and some do provide more eloquent descriptions of the shite we are playing, while others seek to defend or justify it for one reason or many. T'was ever thus!
43 Posted 24/01/2019 at 16:47:29
It's just that the constant whingeing of some posts is wearying as well as the fact that some people apparently believe that the Daily Star is a newspaper and that the Newsnow Everton web page contains factual articles.
Re the Match Day thread...it can be quite humorous at times but you state, correctly, that the more thoughtful and intelligent posts, often devoid of "shite" are the posts where you can get a real idea of how...er...shite we were!
44 Posted 24/01/2019 at 20:41:23
Ah those were the days...!!! Niet!!!!!
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