Everton Transfer News and Rumours: Jordan Rhodes, Darron Gibson

Everton Eye Up £4m Striker

Everton are the latest club to be linked with Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes.

Terriers’ boss Lee Clark denied yesterday that Rhodes wouldn’t be joining West Ham United but the Daily Mirror reports today that David Moyes is also keen on the 22-year-old who has scored 21 goals in 21 games for Huddersfield this season.

Rhodes would set Everton back around £4million but although Moyes’ total budget this month is less than Huddersfield’s asking price, the Mirror claims the fact Moyes can pay in instalments could lead to him landing the League One hot-shot.

Rhodes was watched by Manchester United legend Paul Scholes in October in his new role as a scout for United and the youngster has also been linked with Fulham, who watched him in his international debut for Scotland in November. Arsenal, Blackburn, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, QPR, Sunderland and Celtic are also believed to have had him watched this season.

Toffees Monitor Gibson Situation

Everton are also being linked with Manchester United defender Darron Gibson.

The Republic Of Ireland international was dropped for the game with Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, allegedly after a night-out on Boxing Day along with Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans that went against Sir Alex Ferguson’s instructions. All three were dropped for the 3-2 defeat to the Premier League’s bottom side Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Gibson was linked with a summer move to Sunderland but his £40,000-a-week wages proved a problem to the Wearsiders.

The Daily Mail suggests Everton are showing an interest but that a summer move looks more likely unless Sir Alex brings in another defender.

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