Pienaar reveals lack of progress

Midfielder Steven Pienaar has admitted his future at Everton is far from assured following a recent round of contract talks.

Pienaar, who is part of South Africa's World Cup squad, is out of contract at Goodison Park next summer and a host of Premier League rivals are reported to be queuing up to sign him.

Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been mentioned as potential suitors and Pienaar has added fuel to the speculation after revealing that recent talks over his extending his contract were unproductive.

"I'd say the spirit of the discussions was very good, but we have differing valuations, so my future isn't clear," he told the Daily Mail.

"Everton may keep me for the last year of my deal. If they decide to sell, and the move is correct for my career, then I'll consider it.

"Hopefully this hasn't been my last season, but who knows?"

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