Everton eye Hangeland move

Everton are weighing up a move for Fulham defender Brede Hangeland, according to Sky Sports.The 6ft 5in stopper has made more than 50 league appearances since arriving in January 2008, with the 28-year-old's rock-solid form last season helping the West Londoners seal a Europa League place, 12 months after avoiding relegation on the final day of the campaign.

As a result, the Norwegian international - who has featured 53 times for his country - has been linked with moves to Aston Villa, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal during the close-season.

The player has stated on more than one occasion that he is happy to stay at Fulham, while Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger revealed last week that he would not be making a move for the stopper.

However, the defender may now be the subject of a big-money bid from David Moyes' Toffees, as the Merseysiders search for a replacement for Joleon Lescott, who has joined Manchester City for a fee in excess of £20 million.

The Goodison Park outfit have also been linked with Arsenal's Philippe Senderos, Portsmouth's Sylvain Distin, David Wheater of Middlesbrough and Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross.

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