Everton boss Dave Moyes is confident of signing Newcastle United striker Alan Smith.

The Liverpool Echo says sources in the North East have indicated it is a question of 'when' not ‘if' he joins the Blues in a deal that is likely to cost around £2m.

Smith was pulled out of Newcastle's squad for their friendly last night against PSV Eindhoven - Toon boss Kevin Keegan insisted that that was due to an ankle injury â€" and he is now expected to talk terms with the Blues.