White Hart Lane and Goodison Park sides set to agree player exchange.
Everton have attempted to pull off a complicated transfer coup as the transfer deadline loomed.
Manager David Moyes have been involved in lengthy talks with Tottenham over an elaborate deal which would see Louis Saha move to the north Londoners and Spurs’ ex-Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar return to Goodison in return.
But he at least managed to get close to concluding one deal, after agreeing a £6million fee with Rangers for their striker Nikica Jelavic, who arrived at Goodison earlier on Tuesday for a medical.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
This could well be a deal that suits all concerned. Steven Pienaar has barely had a sniff of a Premier League start during his year at White Hart Lane and Louis Saha has seen his form dip this season and the soon to be confirmed arrival of Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic leaves him wondering where David Moyes sees him in the Toffees first team picture.
Harry Redknapp has been looking to strengthen his striking options and probably does depend too heavily on his attacking midfield and wing options for goals, Gareth Bale and Rafael Van der Vaart having netted a worthy 14 goals between them already this season, and a move to bring former Man United man Saha could add another dimension to the Spurs attack.
Pienaar enjoyed three and a half successful seasons at Everton before he made his move to Tottenham a year ago and the South African international was a very useful player in Moyes’ armoury. The former Ajax man was a constant attacking threat and if he does indeed act as part of a deal that sees Saha moving to North London then it may well be a deal tat most Everton fans approve of.
Moyes is apparently having to break off from discussions to rubber stamp the deal as he prepares his players for action as Everton entertain Man City tonight.