Newcastle and Liverpool target Charles N’Zogbia is fielding interest from Everton, with the Toffees preparing a £9 million bid for the star winger, according to the Daily Mirror.
N’Zogbia has long been a target for Newcastle, with the France international featuring for the northern side for five years before his move to Wigan in 2009.
While Liverpool were also interested in the 25-year-old, he appeared to favour a move back to Newcastle, tweeting recently: “Newcastle is a big club, and a gre[a]t atmosphere to play at St James's Park! I enjoyed the time I had playing for NUFC.”
The Wigan star looked to be set for a move to the Toon, with Newcastle being quoted £12 million for N’Zogbia’s signature.
But with Everton appearing to represent no competition to Wigan in the fight to stay in the Barclays Premier League next season, the Latics are reportedly more willing to do business with Everton, and will happily sell their prized possession for the discounted price of £9 million.
N’Zogbia is in the last year of his contract, and Wigan will be looking either sell the winger or lock him in for another deal. But the star looks unlikely to stay at his current club, and could be looking to move to a side that is challenging for European football, which Everton will certainly be doing next season.