Moyes looks at French Fanni

EVERTON boss David Moyes is eyeing up a �6million summer move for Rennes full-back Rod Fanni. (The Sun)The Toffees manager was in France on Wednesday night to have a first-hand look at Fanni in Rennes' 3-2 home defeat by Bordeaux.

EVERTON boss David Moyes is eyeing up a �6million summer move for Rennes full-back Rod Fanni. (The Sun)

The Toffees manager was in France on Wednesday night to have a first-hand look at Fanni in Rennes' 3-2 home defeat by Bordeaux.

A Rennes insider said: “Mr Moyes was here and we understand he's interested in Rod. We'll see what will happen at the end of the season.”

The 27-year-old Fanni has two years left on his contract and has been an ever-present in the French league this season. He has also broken into the France first team and has earned two caps.


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But Everton have been thwarted in their attempts to sign Porto star Raul Meireles as the midfielder has signed a contract extension with the Portuguese league leaders.

Meireles was high on Moyes' list of summer targets, but the 26-year-old penned a new deal at the Estadio Dragao that takes him through to 2013.

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Meireles, who impressed during Porto's Champions League clashes with Manchester United, was valued at �8m - but now has a hefty �30m get-out clause.

But the midfielder will not rule out a move to England in the future.

He said: “I am happy at Porto and want to win titles. Go abroad? You can never rule anything out but it would have to be positive for everyone involved.”

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