Everton boss David Moyes says a deal for James McFadden "could happen".

The Scottish winger is a free agent after being released by Birmingham in the summer and has been linked with a number of clubs.

A return to Merseyside - where McFadden spent five years with the Toffees before moving to the Midlands - was rumoured to be one of his options and Moyes said on Friday: "We have been talking to James and the people behind him for the last few weeks.

"It could happen but I would say it's probably going against that now."

McFadden, who made over 100 appearances for Everton, has also been linked with Celtic and Wolves.