Everton have pulled the plug on speculation linking them with an £8.5m swoop for Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, reports the Liverpool Echo. Everton - who had considered a bid 12 months ago - were linked with the 22-year-old but, according to senior Goodison officials he is no longer on Moyes' radar - nor is Atletico Madrid's Jose Antonio Reyes.

It was claimed in certain sections of the Spanish media that Everton had lodged a £4m bid for the former Arsenal winger but, again, that suggestion was rubbished.