Everton defender Sylvain Distin signed a new one-year deal, extending his stay on Merseyside until next summer. The 35-year-old joined the Toffees from Portsmouth in 2009, and boss David Moyes said: "His performances since he came to the club have been excellent.
"He's been reliable, he doesn't miss many games with injury and he certainly keeps himself in great condition. He's been very good for us and we're delighted to keep him.
"You're always looking to bring in fresh young players because you're always looking to the future but I think coupled with that you do need to keep experience and in central defence especially.
"More and more it's becoming an experienced position and his experience is vital to us."