Everton are poised to make a stunning deadline day move for Spain striker Alvaro Negredo, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

David Moyes’ patience with misfiringNikicia Jelavic has evidently worn thin after a run one goal in his last 10 games and he was dropped to the bench for Wednesday nights victory over West Brom.

Freshening up his strikeforce and easing the burden on Jelavic’s shoulders is the main priority for the Toffees boss after he pulling out of a move for Twente midfielder Leroy Fer break following concerns over an existing knee problem.

Moyes has kept his cards close to his chest this month buts it has now emerged he is setting into motion an ambitious deadline day raid to nab Negredo and take advantage of Sevilla’s current financial struggles.

The cash strapped La Liga side are willing to let the 27-year-old leave for a cut-price fee of £9 million and is similar to Everton were willing to pay for Fer before the transfer broke down.

Tottenham chief Andre Villas-Boas was also reportedly interested in the Spain international, who has scored 14 times this season, after Jermaine Defoe was ruled out until March with a pelvic injury but ruled out making any late additions to his squad at White Hart Lane.

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