Moyes casts net wide

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David Moyes admits Everton are "interested in everybody" in the upcoming January transfer window because of the mounting injury crisis at the club.

Ayegbeni Yakubu is out for a minimum of nine months due to the torn achilles he suffered in the win at Tottenham last Sunday and James Vaughan's season is also over because of a cartilage complaint.

Moyes said: "We will scour the market and hopefully bring someone in who can have some impact. You can link (us) with however many you like because I can tell you I am interested in everybody."

Yakubu has been successfully operated on but in a bizarre twist Vaughan has yet to have surgery because the Colorado specialist due to do the operation broke his arm last week skiing.

And with Louis Saha also suffering from a hamstring problem which means he will miss Sunday's encounter with Aston Villa, the club only have one recognised striker in the form of Victor Anichebe - who is also playing with a back injury at the moment.

As a result, Everton have been linked with former Manchester United and Celtic forward Henrik Larsson, David Nugent and Michael Owen and although Moyes would not name any players individually, he says Everton are that desperate that he would happily recruit anybody willing to alleviate the club's current lack of proven goalscorers.

He said: "There is no doubt we have to bring people in and I think we need more than one with the situation we are in at this moment in time.

"Strikers have become the priority because at this moment in time we are short.

"But what I would say is that I would never name players at other clubs.

"I don't think that is right and I don't think managers should do that but you can link me and I will say 'yes' to everybody because we are interested in everybody."

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