Agent denies Steven Pienaar talks have started


The agent of Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has dismissed speculation suggesting that he has started talks with European champions Internazionale.

The 28-year-old South Africa international is out of contract with the Toffees at the end of this season, with a number of top clubs keen on his signature.

However, Ivan Modia insists that talks over a move have yet to get underway, as he said:"Nothing is true.

"Steven's contract is expiring and the press continue to report rumours about his future, but I've never met anyone from Inter.

"I know several teams' interest only through the newspapers. We have not received any concrete offer."

Meanwhile, Dutch utility man Johnny Heitinga says that he is back to full fitness after a slow start to the new campaign.

He told the Daily Post:"Finally I am fully fit. I had the World Cup, a short break and then back to Everton.

"It hasn't been easy because I have had a couple of annoying injuries, but I am fully fit again now and ready to play.

"I know we have good players here and a strong team and I am ready to fight for my place."

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