Everton utility player Seamus Coleman is closing in on a new deal at Goodison Park.

Coleman arrived from Sligo Rovers for £60,000 in January 2009 and has since established himself as a key player on Merseyside.

The 24-year-old’s current deal runs until 2015, but Everton are keen to reward him with an extension, after Coleman’s contribution to the club’s fine form this season with a number of impressive performances, Sky Sports News reports.

The versatile footballer, who can play at right-back or right-wing, has also become a regular fixture in Giovanni Trapattoni’s Republic of Ireland squad over the last six months.

Coleman is thought to have a clause in his contract entitling him to a new deal after making a certain number of appearances and he is now believed to have achieved that quota of matches.

Coleman’s representative, Hayden Evans, confirmed talks were in progress and that he was hopeful of a successful conclusion.

“We have held positive talks with Everton and I am confident there will be a positive conclusion soon,” Evans told Sky Sports.