Everton won't get Niko Kranjcar on loan as Tottenham man eyes permanent switch

04 December 2010 09:18
Frustrated: Spurs midfielder Kranjcar

Everton are set to miss out target Niko Kranjcar because of the club's financial situation.

Manager David Moyes wanted to take Kranjcar on loan in January because Tottenham's £3million asking price for the Croatian international is beyond his club's means.

But the player would prefer a permanent deal rather than a loan move after falling out of favour at White Hart Lane.

Bayern Munich, Newcastle and Liverpool have all been linked with the 26-year-old who also played for Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth.

Everton have £40m-worth of debts and Moyes accepts he will not be able to chase the big names in the transfer window, saying: 'Our spending has been quite tight and relatively small compared to that of the Premier League.'

One player who looks certain to leave Everton next summer is out-of-contract Steven Pienaar. He is hopes to secure a pre-contract agreement in January with Inter Milan.

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Source: Daily_Mail