Everton boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that he would be interested in a reunion with midfielder Steven Nzonzi, but admitted the need for strengthening in other areas first.
Nzonzi, who stands at 6ft 5in, is unsure of his future at current club Sevilla after a bust-up with manager Eduardo Berizzo, who has now been sacked by the Spanish club.
Allardyce has now admitted he would love a reunion with Nzonzi, but also highlighted Everton’s abundance of midfielders.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, he said: “I’d be very interested in Steven but if you have a look at how many footballers there are at the club, then it is impossible for me to block that up even more.
“We would be better served in other areas – like another goalscorer, maybe a full-back. After that who knows.
“I wouldn’t envisage us getting more than two in. I don’t think we need more than two.”
It is thought that 29-year-old Nzonzi will be available in January, and the Toffees are one of several Premier League clubs who have been linked with the France international.
Allardyce brought Nzonzi to England from Ligue 2 club Amiens in 2009, signing him for Blackburn Rovers, before the midfielder moved to Stoke City where he played for three years.
A transfer to La Liga club Sevilla followed, and Nzonzi has established himself as a star in Andalusia, earning his first two caps for the French national team this year.