Moyes frets over delay in budget deal


Last updated at 22:03 10 May 2008

David Moyes fears he could miss out on transfer targets if the Everton board do not move quickly to loosen the purse strings. Moyes is keen to build on a successful season, which will see his side clinch fifth spot if they earn a point against Newcastle today.

That will book a place in

next season's UEFA Cup, but

the Goodison Park manager

still does not know how much

he has available to spend.

Moyes, who is also waiting

to be offered a new contract

despite having just one year

left on his deal, said: "There

are a couple of deals I would

like to do quickly and I'm

concerned if we don't move,

we could miss out on.

"The better Bosmans move

very quickly. I'd like to get a

couple in and then you feel a

bit happier."

Moyes is still smarting at

Everton's late season dip in

form, but he refuses to

endorse Newcastle boss

Kevin Keegan's claim that it is

impossible to break the grip

of the 'Big Four'.

"There are bits where

Kevin is being realistic, but

we have a duty to try to push

Everton forward."

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