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Everton closing on Pienaar deal
17:45, Jul 21 2012
David Moyes revealed he is "much closer" to bringing Steven Pienaar to Everton on a permanent basis.
Chairman Bill Kenwright has reportedly been locked in talks with Tottenham over a £5million transfer deal for the South Africa playmaker, who spent the second half of last season on loan back at Goodison Park.
After a 1-1 draw with Motherwell in Stevie Hammell's testimonial at Fir Park, where Well midfielder Nicky Law levelled a first-half header from Shane Duffy, Goodison boss Moyes said: "I think we are much closer to Pienaar and hopefully in time I will have something, but I don't quite have it yet."
Moyes was pleased to see former Rangers man Steven Naismith come on in the second-half to make his debut. Naismith received provisional international clearance last night from FIFA which allowed him to play while arbitration over his move from Rangers continues.
Moyes, however, was more concerned with the Scotland forward's knee injury.
Schmidt signs off with title win 19:45, May 25 2013
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Root shows the way for England 19:45, May 25 2013
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Westwood happy to be in contention 18:45, May 25 2013
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Hartley could miss Lions tour 18:45, May 25 2013
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Aguero signs extension 18:45, May 25 2013
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has underlined his commitment to the Barclays Premier League club by signing a one-year contract extension. more
Garcia moves into contention 17:45, May 25 2013
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Hartley dismissed as Tigers claim title 17:45, May 25 2013
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Root rescues England 16:45, May 25 2013
Joe Root compiled a classy half-century on his home ground to keep England afloat on day two of the second Investec Test against New Zealand. more
Family affair for Molinari brothers 15:45, May 25 2013
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Rosberg takes Monaco pole 14:45, May 25 2013
Nico Rosberg scored his third successive pole position as Mercedes locked out the front row for the second consecutive race. more
Late wickets ruin England's morning 13:45, May 25 2013
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Cleverly eyes Froch showdown 12:45, May 25 2013
Nathan Cleverly remains hopeful that Carl Froch's fight with Mikkel Kessler on Saturday night can be the springboard to an all-British light-heavyweight showdown. more