Everton manager David Moyes targets a forward in the January transfer window

Misfiring strikers have led the Scot to look elsewhere
David Moyes is seeking to boost his attacking option by dipping into the market when the January transfer window opens.

Everton have struggled to finish their chances this term and have subsequently dropped points as a result.


Louis Saha, Jermaine Beckford Yakubu have scored five goals between them this term and Moyes has conceded he would be willing to sign another forward.

Everton has been linked with Manchester City misfits Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor as well as Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner.

"I think if any of them became available towards us we'd look. We will see what there is and what we can do," Moyes told the Liverpool Echo.

"But in this window there will not be enough to pick and choose. You might have to take what you can if you need something.

"I would like to add two or three but they will be loan players. We have a few people in mind so we will see how it goes.

"Positional wise we could do with a centre-forward and we have been short of a wide right for most of the season so I could do with those two positions.

"You have to be careful not to think that suddenly everyone arrives here on January 1 because it won't happen, it will be through the month.

"You can't just say, 'that is the one I want' because clubs don't let centre-forwards out on loan unless they are surplus to requirements.

"Seamus Coleman has done really well but we would like to give him a breather here or there."

Moyes has also admitted he has made inroads regarding the acquisition of Landon Donovan. The forward made a significant contribution at Goodison Park in his short spell at the club last season but the Everton boss admits he may be forced to look at other options if the American is reluctant to join.

"I have spoken with him and he was going on holiday,” said Moyes.

“I would hope to hear something next week if there was any chance. If not we will try and move towards something else."

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