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Rangers fear Steven Davis is off to Premier League

Everton boss David Moyes is lining up a swoop for Northern Ireland star, Steven Davis — but Cesc Fabregas holds the key to the move.

The Rangers midfielder, who was voted the Scottish Premier League Player of the Year last season, could be on his way out of Ibrox.

Arsene Wenger is fighting tooth and nail to keep skipper, Fabregas, at the Emirates but Barcelona are determined to get their man.

Should the Spain World Cup winner return to the Nou Camp, Wenger would launch a raid on Everton for South African Steven Pienaar.

And to complete the transfer merry-go-round, Davis has been ear-marked by the Toffees as the man to full the void if Pienaar quits for North London.

The former Aston Villa and Fulham midfielder has become one of the hottest properties in Scottish football, helping Walter Smith’s men to two SPL titles, two Scottish Cups, two League Cups and to the UEFA Cup final.

With Kris Boyd, Kevin Thompson, Nacho Novo, DaMarcus Beasley and Stevie Smith all departing the Teddy Bears this summer , Smith will put up a fight to keep the 25-year old.

But the current financial situation surrounding the Glasgow giants could dictate his sale if the price his right.

Davis moved to Rangers from Fulham for £3 million in August 2008 after a successful loan spell at his boyhood idols but it could take £5 million to persuade the Gers to part with him.

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