David Moyes has admitted that Sean Davis' decision to hand
in a transfer request doesn't make any 'difference' as
far as Everton are concerned.
The Fulham midfielder still tops the Blues Boss' hit list as
far as summer transfer targets are concerned and he would like to
bring him to Goodison before the start of the new season next
Moyes, who has already had an undisclosed bid turned down by
Fulham officials for the England under-21 international, is totally
unaware, however, if a deal between the two clubs can be
Moyes said: "Sean Davis is somebody we made an offer for
five or six weeks ago and we retain our interest in him. He's
somebody who I'd like to bring to the club.
"I'm not sure whether the deal can be resurrected. Then
again, while it doesn't make a difference to us that he's
handed in a transfer request, it may make a difference as far as
Fulham are concerned."
Davis is currently injured and will miss the start of the
campaign and that may help in any transfer negotiations, though
Middlesbrough have also confirmed that they want Fulham's
player of the year at the Riverside.
It is believed that Davis' preferred destination would be
Merseyside rather than Teesside, though Fulham manager Chris
Coleman is stressing that his player will not leave the capital
unless he can find a replacement.
"Sean's under contract for two more years so if I can
get someone in, he'll go, but if I can't, he'll
stay," said Coleman.
"Sean's made it clear to me he doesn't want to play
for Fulham. That's his prerogative. Ideally, we'll get a
replacement because I don't want anyone here who doesn't
want to be here."