SEAMUS COLEMAN looks set to commit his future to Everton and pen a new contract at Goodison Park.
The Donegal defender's current deal runs until 2015, but having nailed down the right-back position this season with a string of fine displays, David Moyes wants to reward the man he signed for £60,000 from Sligo Rovers in 2008.
The 24-year-old is believed to have a clause in his contract that entitles him to a new deal after a certain number of first team appearances and that has been passed. His agent Hayden Evans confirmed that talks were ongoing.
"We have held positive talks with Everton and I am confident there will be a positive conclusion soon," said Evans.
Although midfield star Marouane Fellaini is attracting transfer attention, Southall feels it would be easier – and cheaper – to find a solution at left-back.
"I'd like to see them buy three players, at least, or get three players on loan," said Southall.