What The Papers Say - May 22
A summary of today's Everton coverage in the papers
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David Moyes will tell Bill Kenwright he needs £15million to book Everton a return to Europe.
Moyes is set for talks with Goodison chairman Kenwright in the next few days to discuss transfer plans.
And the Toffees boss will point out that £15m will be required to challenge for a top-six finish.
Moyes is reluctant to sell prized asset Jack Rodwell. Instead he wants to build a team around the £15m Manchester United target rather than sell him to fund new signings.
Moyes, who has ruled out a bid for Michael Owen, said: “I’ll have a chat with the chairman in the next few days.
“We could finish seventh this season, but seventh place might be as good as it gets for Everton.
“It’s going to be tougher next season.”
Randy Lerner will reluctantly sack Aston Villa Gerard Houllier for the sake of the manager's health.
And Villa's American owner will immediately target Everton boss David Moyes as the man he wants to take over.
Although Houllier is desperate to stay on, sources close to the club have indicated that Lerner is concerned about the 63-year-old's long-term well-being after heart problems
Fulham's Mark Hughes and former England coach Steve McClaren are also on the club's radar.
DAVID MOYES will tell Everton chairman Bill Kenwright that he needs £15million to challenge for a European spot next season.
David Moyes has drawn up a list of targets to present to Kenwright during crunch talks at Goodison this week.
He has ruled out going for high-earners like Michael Owen, who is out of contract at Manchester United this summer.
Instead, Moyes will tell Kenwright that £15m is all he needs to freshen up his squad and challenge for a Europa League spot.
He has made it clear he wants to build a team around the likes of Jack Rodwell rather than sell his prized asset to raise funds for new signings.
Everton will cement a highly respectable top-seven finish if they avoid defeat against Chelsea in their final match today.
But Moyes reckons it will be much tougher next season to secure a similar position. And the Scotsman will plead with Kenwright for funds so he can make a realistic challenge for a European spot.
Moyes said: “I’ll have a chat with the chairman next week.
“Seventh place might be as good as it gets for Everton. I think it’s going to be tougher next season.”