Sylvain Distin faces a battle to get a new two-year deal at Everton.
David Moyes has a policy of offering one-year extensions to players in their thirties. Distin has been an outstanding acquisition for Moyes since being signed as a replacement for Joleon Lescott from Portsmouth in a £5million deal in 2009.
But the Frenchman will be 34 in December, which is why Moyes is reluctant to think beyond a short-term reward for Distin’s fine form.
Only recently, club captain Phil Neville accepted similar terms to those on offer to Distin when he agreed a one-year extension.