Speculation linking Everton veteran Sylvain Distin with a deadline day move to West Ham has intensified in recent hours following the Frenchman’s late departure from training today.
The evergreen 37-year-old has found himself on the fringes of the Everton side since succumbing to injury against the Hammers on January 6th.
Despite this, Sam Allardyce regards Distin, who won’t cost the Eastenders a penny, as the ideal acquisition as he bids to reinforce the Irons’ rearguard ahead of a push for European football.
But does the potential arrival of the experienced Toffees stopper mean a last minute move for Winston Reid is in the offing?
The New Zealander is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and the club have maintained he will not be leaving before then.
This, however, is the first instance in which West Ham have moved to bolster their backline all month, suggesting that their prized defensive asset may be on the move after all.
Liverpool and Tottenham have been most frequently attributed with an interest in Reid throughout the season and it’s 4/1 that he’ll join the latter before 11pm.