Everton boss Moyes: I tried to sign Berbatov, Kuyt

Moyes said: “We were interested in Dirk Kuyt and Dimitar Berbatov when they were available and made bids for both, but they decided to go elsewhere.

“Then we got very close to bringing Mohammed Sissoko here as well, before he changed his mind at the last moment.

“Maybe European football would help convince other targets to come here in the future.”