Toffees wait on Wright decision

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EVERTON target Richard Wright has asked for more time to think over his possible move from Arsenal to Goodison Park.

The Toffees have agreed a fee with Arsenal for the former England Under-21 international and he is set to move to Merseyside in the next 24 hours.

Everton boss David Moyes is hopeful that he can conclude a deal to bring the former Ipswich shot-stopper to the club

"Richard is having a medical but the player wants a day to think things over to make sure the decision is right for his family to move up," said Moyes.

"Hopefully we will have a decision sometime tomorrow. I am hopeful but I want people to come to Everton because they think it is the right place to play their football and there will certainly be no pressure from me.

"I have done my talking with him and I think, and hope, that he will see this as the move, which he needs to make to become the next England goalkeeper."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to persuade Wright to reject Everton's overtures and stay at Highbury to fight for his place.

"I want Richard to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place but he has decided to look elsewhere. That's his choice. His future is in his own hands. I don't want him to leave. I've told him that."

Meanwhile, Wenger has admitted that he is hoping to add a midfielder to his squad before the new season gets underway.

Arsenal have been linked with Brazil World Cup winner Gilberto Silva as well as Dutch star Mark van Bommel, but Wenger insists he has no real target in mind.

The French supremeo is happy with his current squad and thinks they can get even better and build on their Double success of last season.

"The chances are that we will buy a midfielder before the start of the season," said Wenger. "I haven't made up my mind yet who that will be.

 "I don't think the team we have now has reached its full potential."