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M'bia focused on Toffees
19 Aug 2008 - 10:51:02
Cameroon midfielder Stephane M'bia has revealed his determination to join Everton from French club Rennes.
M'bia, 22, was linked with an eight million euro switch to the Toffees earlier this month but a move to the Premier League has yet to materialise.
However, Mbia has no intention of allowing a move to Goodison Park slip through his fingers.
"I haven't changed my mind, I want to join Everton," he told L'Equipe.
"We are still in contact. I hope now that Rennes will accept to enter into negotiations with this English club.
"I don't want to let this chance go by."
Meanwhile, the Toffees are also reported to be on the trial of Juventus midfielder Tiago.
The Portugal international could join the Merseysiders on a season-long loan deal after struggling to adapt to life in Italy.
The nomadic 27-year-old was part of Chelsea's 2004/05 Premier League winning squad.