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Leicester City eyeing shock move for bit-part Everton striker Yakubu

05 Jan 2011 01:01:00

Leicester City eyeing shock move for bit-part Everton striker Yakubu

Leicester City are ready to make an ambitious bid for Everton striker Yakubu to spearhead their push for the play-offs. Yakubu has been starved of regular first team football at Goodison Park and was left out of the squad that was beaten 2-0 by Stoke on New Year's Day. The Nigerian striker wants to leave but it is not yet known whether he would be prepared to drop down a level into the Championship. Wanted man: Yakubu is a shock target for Leicester Leicester, who are backed by Thai millionaires, are one of only a few clubs who could match Yakubu's current wages. Everton are exploring all options to bring in a striker themselves and retain an interest in Tottenham's David Bentley. Leicester have agreed a fee with FC Twente for Bernard Parker as Sven Goran Eriksson also looks to tie up a deal for Kyle Naughton.  EVERTON v Tottenham: Toffees without centre-back Phil JagielkaEverton join West Ham in race for Monaco striker MbokaniClub-by-club guide to every Premier League transfer deal during January  Explore more:People: David Bentley, Sven Goran Eriksson, Kyle Naughton


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