Smith Still On Everton Wish List!

Last updated : 19 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Moyes has so far failed to add a single player to his squad this summer despite the obvious need and ended up with just ten fit professionals for the season opener against Blackburn on Saturday.

He has asked about Smith, but Kevin Keegan wants to keep the ex-Man Utd striker, even though the player failed to score in any fixture last season.

Moyes: "We have got injured players to come back, we had some players away in Africa who we knew were going to take a little bit longer to get ready.

"Tim Cahill isn't back yet, Leon Osman missed a good majority of the pre-season and has only just returned. He only passed a fitness test before the game.

"We have got young boys as well so if we picked up an injury or two, we might be in trouble.

"I said in the summer that I needed to get five players, it could now be up to six or seven. Is getting seven players in possible? I don't know."
Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard will sign for Everton this week as part of the deal that took Andrew Johnson in the opposite direction.

Bullard originally wanted to stay at Fulham although they have failed to offer him the extended contract he was after.

The fee for the 29 year old former Wigan player is thought to be in the region of £4 million.