x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Everton say yes to Chelsea bid for Steven Pienaar

David Moyes confirms the club has accepted a bid for the South African midfielder.

David Moyes, the Everton manager, has confirmed the club have accepted a bid from Chelsea for Steven Pienaar,the midfielder, while also turning down an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for the South Africa international.

"Steven has not [yet] agreed terms with Chelsea," the Scot said.

As revealed in The National, Pienaar looks likely to turn down Chelsea's offer and will join Tottenham if they can agree a fee with Everton.

"We've given his representatives a chance to talk to Chelsea but they've not got permission to talk to Tottenham because they've not offered the same money," Moyes added.

Pienaar was left out of the squad for yesterday's game against Liverpool after telling Moyes he did not want to be involved.

"He will be in training tomorrow because at the moment we don't have a deal," Moyes said. "If Tottenham offer the same money that may change or maybe he will agree terms with Chelsea."