EVERTON manager David Moyes looks like he will have to land an as yet mystery target if he is to add to his squad in the final hours of the January transfer window.
The Goodison Park outfit remain in the hunt for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo but a move today has been ruled out by the Spain international's agent.
Everton have been in discussions with the 27-year-old's club about a potential £9million move and hope that Sevilla's financial troubles could force them to off-load their star player but the Andalusian club insist they will not let Negredo go for anything less than their £13million valuation.
Negredo's representative Juanma Lopez said: "It's impossible. Negredo is an important player for Sevilla and I am absolutely sure nothing will be done in this window.
"I know they have spoken to Everton but there is no way it will happen. Unfortunately there is no chance because Sevilla simply don't want to lose him, and if they do they will ask for crazy money."
Sevilla are currently 11th in La Liga but the fact that they are playing Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final tonight with a 9pm kick-off means any deal would have to be sealed before the game.
Lopez added: "They are playing an important game and they want to do a lot in that competition. Negredo is important for that."
It is understood that Everton will turn their attentions to another as of yet unnamed Spanish-based striker if they fail to land Negredo.