Toffees accept Pienaar bid

14 January 2011 03:00
Everton have accepted an offer from an unnamed club for midfielder Steven Pienaar. Manager David Moyes has now given the South Africa international, who is out of contract at the end of the season, permission to discuss a potential move in the current transfer window. It has been reported on Friday that the 28-year-old has already held talks with Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea but those negotiations have broken down. It has also been claimed that Pienaar, who will be available on a free transfer in the summer, will sign a pre-contract agreement with a major European club. Moyes did not comment on those reports at his weekly press conference but did confirm Pienaar could soon be leaving Goodison Park. Moyes said: "We have had two offers and one of those offers has been accepted. We have allowed his representatives to speak to the other club, but whether it goes through or not I don't know yet."

Source: PA