Goodison Park midfielder not moving to White Hart Lane or Stamford Bridge.
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Steven Pienaar’s talks over a move to Chelsea have broken down and Sky Sports sources understand the Everton midfielder will sign a pre-contract agreement with a major European club.
The South Africa international’s current contract at Everton expires at the end of the season and he now appears certain to leave Goodison Park.
The Toffees had given Pienaar permission to hold talks with Chelsea regarding a potential move to Stamford Bridge this month.
However, Pienaar was unable to agree terms with the Premier League champions and the former Borussia Dortmund player is set to head back to the continent.
Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are among the clubs to have been linked with the 28-year-old, and he is expected to finalise a pre-contract deal with a pre-eminent European side within the next 48 hours. (Sky Sports)
So it appears that Chelsea and Tottenham will miss out on Steven Pienaar with the Everton contract rebel apparently ready to sign a pre-contract deal on the continent, which is good news for David Moyes who will surely have preferred to have the services of the South African for the second half of the season over a nominal fee for the 28 year old.
Inter Milan are apparently the favourites to sign the talented attack minded midfielder and apparently a decision on the deal will be made shortly. It is thought that neither North London side was willing to offer Pienaar the wages he was after and he will more than likely sign a three year deal to sign for either the La Liga side or more likely the Serie A champions on a three year deal.
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