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Transfer deadline day may have passed but Everton FC have been linked with swapping veteran centre-back Sylvain Distin for West Ham’s Winston Reid.

Everton defender Distin is out of contract at the end of the season and is the subject of interest from Hammers manager Sam Allardyce.

Reid is in a similar situation and Everton boss Roberto Martinez is hoping to shore up his defensive options.

Sky Sports News’ Alan Irwin said: “My understanding is that West Ham are very interested in taking Distin and, on the back of that, my sources are indicating Everton have made an enquiry about Winston Reid.”

Players Everton have been linked with signing

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. Luis Suarez puts a stop to Aaron Lennons run. Picture Jason Roberts. VIEW GALLERY

Everton may have captured Spurs midfielder Aaron Lennon but they also reportedly attempted to sign Norway goalkeeper Orjan Nyland before last night’s deadline.

Martinez said he wanted a goalkeeper in during the window and Norwegian media has reported that Molde, Nyland’s agent, and Everton are in negotiations.

Molde have just signed Sweden U21 ‘keeper Andreas Linde from Helsingborg, as a replacement.

Manchester United ended Everton’s hopes of signing Adnan Januzaj in a deadline day deal meaning Martinez will have to wait until the summer at least to land the 19-year-old.

Louis van Gaal refuses to let the teenager leave on loan, despite only using him sparingly this term.

The United manager also blocked Paris St Germain’s attempts to sign the versatile forward during this window.

Finally, ex-Blues midfielder Tim Cahill has revealed that he spoke to Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and former Goodison manager David Moyes before he announced he’d join Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.

Tim said: “I’ve been on the phone to David Moyes, I spoke with Thierry Henry and also the chairman Bill Kenright at Everton and (Socceroos coach) Ange (Postecoglou) this morning.

“I’ve made the decision purely because I’ve played in the Premier League and did really well and it was a massive compliment to get the phone calls I did last night and to speak to Moyes about possibly going to La Liga.

“I’ve done the Premier League, I’ve done America. New York was amazing for me.. China is a growing market in football.”

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