Dieumerci Mbokani opens door to Everton move in Monaco quit plea

13 January 2011 06:00
Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani insists the club's change of coach has made no difference to his desire to leave, opening the door to a move to Everton.[LNB]Goodison boss David Moyes is keen to recruit a striker after allowing Yakubu to join Leicester and has kept close tabs on Mbokani in recent weeks.[LNB]The DR Congo striker has failed to settle at the Stade Louis II since his summer move from Standard Liege, making just 10 first-team appearances as the Monegasques have slipped to 17th in Ligue 1.[LNB] Let me go: Former Standard Liege star Mbokani wants to quit Monaco[LNB]Guy Lacombe, who brought him to the club, was replaced by Laurent Banide on Monday but it has failed to persuade Mbokani to change his mind.[LNB]'I stand by my decision,' the 25-year-old, who has also been linked with West Ham and Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, told French sports daily L'Equipe. [LNB]In the market: Everton boss Moyes wants a striker[LNB]'I still want to leave, I haven't changed my opinion. It has come too late.[LNB]'I have told the vice-president (Michel Aubery) that if he had an offer for me, he must accept it.'[LNB]Mbokani's own form has come in for criticism, with his only goal of the season coming against Lorient in September.[LNB]'I have had a difficult spell, it's true, but what footballer hasn't?" he continued. "The whole team has struggled.[LNB]'How can you judge me on 10 games? Also, I was bought to score goals, but in this system I have to defend a lot. Often, it feels like I am playing in midfield.[LNB]'If I continue to work like I have, you will see goals.[LNB]'I will score goals, here or elsewhere.'[LNB]  Everton striker Yakubu joins Sven's revolution with loan at Leicester Tottenham to see off Chelsea with £2m move for Everton rebel PienaarAll the latest Everton news, features and opinion [LNB]  Explore more:People: David Moyes Places: Monaco, Monaco

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