Everton set to offer Djorkaeff a return to Premiership

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Everton have been linked with a move for the former Bolton Wanderers player Youri Djorkaeff. The club said their manager David Moyes has been made aware that the former international forward wants to continue his career in the Premiership. The 36-year-old is available on a free after his contract at Wanderers ended last season.

Everton have been linked with a move for the former Bolton Wanderers player Youri Djorkaeff. The club said their manager David Moyes has been made aware that the former international forward wants to continue his career in the Premiership. The 36-year-old is available on a free after his contract at Wanderers ended last season.

"There has been plenty of interest in Youri from a few different clubs and anything is possible," said Djorkaeff's agent Willie McKay. "Youri is such a fantastic professional he could do a job in any Premiership side. He has a number of options which we will look at over the next couple of days."

Djorkaeff rejected Bolton's offer of a new 12-month contract and since then has been keeping in shape back in France. The former World Cup winner said: "I am naturally fit and I have been training hard in the south of France to keep fit.

"I have instructed Willie McKay to find me a club in England because I feel I have two good years left in me. I am missing playing in the Premier League and I feel I have a lot to offer to a club in England."

Moyes is keen to strengthen his squad following the sale of Wayne Rooney, but has to look to free agents with the transfer window closed until 1 January.

Carlos Queiroz claims that Rooney's arrival at Old Trafford puts Manchester United on a par with Real Madrid.

Queiroz rejoined United this summer as Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant after being fired as head coach of the Spanish side and he believes there is now nothing between the two sides. "We are very excited by his signing because we now have four world class strikers," he said. "With Rooney, [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy, [Louis] Saha and [Alan] Smith we have no reason to envy Real.

"There is no denying Madrid's strikers are some of the best in the world. Our forwards are different but they are footballers of inspiration and talent who can play at a high level.

"We have built a talented team. We have placed the foundations for the next 10 years. My objective is to help make United the best team in the world."

The former England midfielder Darren Anderton moved a step closer to Birmingham City's first team after playing 90 minutes in the reserves.

The 32-year-old former Tottenham player, who is attempting to rebuild his career after moving to St Andrews on a free transfer, worked his way closer to full match fitness as Birmingham's second string defeated Manchester City 1-0 at Solihull on Tuesday night.

Simon Davies is set to make his comeback for Tottenham this Sunday against Norwich after shin surgery six weeks ago.

The Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has voiced his anger at Norwich director Delia Smith following an accusation from the TV chef that he paid no attention to fans during the clubs' recent match at Carrow Road

Smith claimed Henry, who scored during the 4-1 win over the Premiership newcomers, would only get off the Arsenal coach when children with cameras had been removed from outside the team hotel. But the France striker said: "This woman was not even there when we arrived. I've never ignored fans and never would."

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