Everton join Arsenal in chase for USA defender
Published 22:27 13/11/11 By Alan Nixon
Everton boss David Moyes is chasing United States centre half Brek Shea - as he looks to boost his squad with bargains.
Moyes flew to France to watch the highly-rated FC Dallas defender in action at the weekend and he is interested in recruiting him if the price is right.
Shea has been invited for trials at Arsenal, but if Arsene Wenger does not sign him Everton may step in and make an offer to the MLS.
Talented Shea is one of a number of American-based players who could be farmed out, either on loan or to buy in the New Year window.
US chief Jurgen Klinsmann is keen to see as many of his squad in European football as possible and has been encouraging moves to Premier League sides.
Moyes has a head start in American chases as he has keeper Tim Howard. The Goodison chief would also like Landon Donovan to return.
However Shea is the new name on his wish list and a decent performance against the French has put another tick in the box. Moyes wants an extra central defender and may have found him.