SAM ALLARDYCE will have to sacrifice a midfielder if he wants to sign Sevilla’s Steven Nzonzi in next month’s transfer window.

The Everton boss wants Nzonzi, who also played for him while he was in charge at Blackburn.

Big Sam even investigated whether the France-born player could be eligible for England on residential grounds, when he was briefly in charge of the Three Lions.

But the feeling at Goodison is that, as they currently have an abundance of midfielders, one must go out if Nzonzi, 28, comes in.

Ross Barkley, 24, is out of contract at the end of the season and a target for Tottenham and Chelsea.