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Anichebe set to sign

Everton star set to pledge future to club

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me on Twitter @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 20/01/11 9:29am

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Anichebe: New deal

Anichebe: New deal

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Skysports.com understands Victor Anichebe is set to end speculation over his future by signing a new deal at Everton

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Anichebe's current deal is due to expire in the summer, but Everton have now moved to secure the talented forward on a new long-term contract.

The highly-rated striker's future was the subject of speculation last month after talks over a new contract stalled.

However, Anichebe has always insisted he was keen to stay at Goodison Park telling skysports.com in December that he had no plans to leave Everton.

A number of clubs in the Premier League and abroad were believed to be monitoring Anichebe's situation ready to move for the 22-year-old if he failed to agree a new deal.

It is believed Everton are now close to an agreement with Anichebe on a new four-and-a-half year deal as the powerful forward is regarded as a key part of David Moyes plans at Goodison Park

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