Everton keen on Mbia

The 23-year-old is the target for a £10million bid from the Toffees, according to reports in France.

“I have been aware of Everton’s interest since last year when I almost joined them,” he said.

“I am keen to join them because, if what is reported is true, they have said that they want me and that they value me as a player.”

He added: “I am waiting on news. I have not heard anything yet, but for me it is time to move on in my career.

“I have already told the club (Rennes) of my desire to leave but they have the final say.

“They know and understand my position.”