Two of Everton’s biggest stars could be heading for the exit door at Goodison Park this summer according to a report in the Metro.
The paper says that following the team’s lacklustre performance in their FA Cup defeat to Wigan on Saturday they intend to go back to the drawing board and shake things up in time for next season.
That will mean selling two of their most sought after players in order to raise funds to bring new faces into the squad.
Firstly, Marouane Fellaini, who has been one of Everton’s most improved players of the season since he has been played in a more advanced role. He has scored 11 goals in 23 league games so far this season and has attracted the attention of many clubs including Chelsea.
Secondly, England defender Leighton Baines, who has been a long term target of Sir Alex Ferguson, could finally get his move to Manchester United.
Huge loss to the club
The duo, who have played 400 games for Everton between them, will be a huge loss to the club. However their sales will bring in up to £40m that will be reinvested into the team.
Everton fans will be hoping that David Moyes will still be the man at the helm to spend that money. The Scot’s contract runs out at the end of the season and he is yet to start talks over a new deal.
However, fans can be comforted by the fact that with Wenger and Ferguson unlikely to leave their posts in the summer and City and Chelsea seemingly more interested in exotic foreign mangers, there are no jobs likely to become available that could be seen a step up for Moyes.