Everton boss David Moyes was keeping his cards close to his chest as Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo emerged as a surprise candidate to replace failed transfer target Leroy Fer.

Moyes had hoped to secure the signing of Fer before the kick-off of Wednesday night's 2-1 win over West Brom but the deal collapsed after they tried to renegotiate payment of the £8.6million deal with FC Twente when the player's medical identified an issue with a knee problem.

While Moyes was downbeat about his chances of bringing anyone else in place of Fer, Press Association Sport understand the Toffees are interested in Negredo.

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