Everton have had a fantastic 2012. David Moyes’ side are currently fifth the English Premier League 5 points above local rivals Liverpool. However, the next month could prove a very nervous time for the clubs fans as the look to keep their key players at the club. The likes of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini have recently been linked with moves away from Goodison Park. There’s no doubt Moyes’ main priority this January will be convincing these two to stay. Despite this, I’d expect Everton took make moves of their own before the window closes. Here’s a look at the players the club has been linked with recently. Jack Butland 19, GK (Birmingham) Joleon Lescott 30, CB (Manchester City) Salomon Kalou 27, FW (Lille) Kevin Gameiro 25, CF (PSG) Wissam Ben Yedder 22,CF (Toulouse) Scott Sinclair 23, LW (Manchester City) Jack Butland
Butland has been linked with a six million pound move away from St. Andrews and Birmingham and reportedly Everton are interested in the future England international.
David Moyes had earmarked Butland as a possible replacement for Tim Howard, who has come in for criticism this season. Joleon Lescott
Manchester City look set to be waving goodbye to Joleon Lescott in January. Despite cement a starting berth in the first team, Lescott remains unsettled at the Etihad.
Everton manager David Moyes has in recent weeks welcomed the chance to re-sign the former defender, who saw his stock rise at Goodison Park. Lescott is believed to entertain the idea of a return to the Toffees, where he feels he could reproduce his form of old. Salomon Kalou