Li Tie will return to China before the start of the Premiership
season if Everton fail to agree a price with Liaoning Bodao for the
Liaoning are holding out for a fee in excess of £1m for the
25-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes of Everton's 1-0
win at Rochdale on Tuesday.
Although he is currently training with the Blues and able to
play in pre-season friendlies, the fact that his contract expired
on June 30th now means he cannot play any competitive fixtures for
Everton until a deal is sealed.
David Moyes is interested in making Li Tie's deal permanent,
but believes that in a depressed market his former club are asking
"Li Tie is over here to work with us and benefit from the
training facilities," said Moyes.
"We are quite happy to have him here, but we would only do
business if the price was right.
"I think the valuation is too high in the current
Talks between both clubs are still ongoing.