Moyes makes £5m move to outbid City for Dunn
Tuesday 27 May 2003
The Everton manager, David Moyes, aims to outbid Birmingham City in signing the Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn with a £5m offer.
Moyes, who has decided to spend most of his transfer budget on the former England Under-21 captain, has made contact with Rovers. Everton's offer could prove more attractive than Birmingham's, which was made up of a £3m down payment and two instalments of £1.25m per year.
The Goodison bid is about £4m in guaranteed money plus extras, taking it up to £5m, so giving the Blackburn manager Graeme Souness more funds to play with for his own signings. Everton may also offer better money to Dunn than Birmingham.
Blackburn will make a decision on which offer to accept within the next few days, with Dunn possibly speaking to his next club by the end of the week. The Everton move came after Birmingham's original bid was turned down.
Coventry City are poised to sign the Arsenal striker Graham Barrett, beating off competition from their First Division rivals Preston North End. The Republic of Ireland prospect is likely to join the Sky Blues on a two-year deal after learning that he had no future at Highbury.
Barrett, 22, has been on loan at Bristol Rovers, Crewe Alexandra, Colchester United and Brighton in recent seasons, and has made just a handful of appearances for the Gunners.
Latest in Sport
Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce: Manchester United striker 'agrees to personal terms' with Turkish side
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs posts bizarre video of his Miami holiday being invaded by an iguana
Women's World Cup 2015: England secure third place as they beat Germay in extra time with penalty by Fara Williams
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners will only consider 'astronomical offer' from Atletico Madrid for Santi Cazorla
Why is it that there’s no women’s team at Manchester United? - Michael Calvin
- 1 Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 4 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
- 5 German man found living with 300 rats in tiny apartment
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll