Everton boss David Moyes has admitted he would be open to sharing a stadium with derby rivals Liverpool. The Scot said both clubs could move into a new ground together but confessed the Reds were unlikely to agree to the idea.
Everton's present home - Goodison Park - is one of the oldest stadiums used in the Premier League and the Toffees have long been linked with a move to a new ground, much like the Reds. Goodison Park - which now has a capacity of just over 40,000 - was one of the world's first purpose-built football grounds and has been home to Everton since its completion in 1892.
"I'd take a shared stadium, because I think Everton need it probably more than Liverpool - although it's not in our culture to share stadiums," ESPN quoted Moyes as saying.
"But I have to say it does make sense. You could redevelop the whole area around Stanley Park, so for us it would definitely be worth it for both clubs. Everton, being honest, would say probably we would take it, but Liverpool not so, and that's probably where it will end up," the manager pointed out.
Meanwhile, Moyes - who has been linked with the managerial post at Tottenham Hotspur - revealed there had been no contact with the north London club yet.
The Toffees boss is reportedly a contender for the Spurs job after Harry Redknapp was shown the door last week but the 49 year old has played down rumours he has held negotiations with Tottenham chiefs.
"I'm Everton manager and I am planning for next season as that. I'm out at the Euros talking to my players, looking at others, and I and the chairman will be trying to keep things rolling along," Goal.com quoted Moyes as saying.
"Bill has not hidden the fact he is trying to sell the club and get money in to invest. We just have to keep going, keep looking for players, like [Nikica] Jelavic at a decent price. At Everton, I think we could make a difference without too much money, we don't necessarily need £50m-60m... but if someone did give me a wad of cash I'd be delighted!" the former Celtic player added.