DOUBLE LINK FOR TOFFEES
By David Allen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It is claimed that Toffees manager Walter Smith has spoken to the Serie A giants with a view to taking the Nigerian international to the Premiership, where the player is keen to prove himself.
The 26-year-old is available on a free transfer after an unhappy spell since moving from local rivals Internazionale, and Smith is expected to follow up his interest in the player next week.
Meanwhile, 37-year-old Hughes has been linked with a move to Leicester, who are looking to strengthen their strikeforce in anticipation of the exit of Stan Collymore.
Hughes has been linked with a move to Blackburn this week, although that was rubbished, and the vacant Cardiff City manager's post, but he is keen to continue playing and may be interested in a move to Filbert Street should Smith accept an approach from The Foxes.