Everton has accepted an offer from an unnamed club for South African international Steven Pienaar, who would have been a free agent at the end of the year.
"We have had two offers and one of those offers has been accepted," Toffees manager David Moyes said at a press conference. "We have allowed his representatives to speak to the other club, but whether it goes through or not I don't know yet."
Pienaar was believed to have been in talks Chelsea, whose manager, Carlo Ancelotti, claimed not to need the Bafana Bafana star, and Tottenham has also been mentioned as a suitor.
"I think the player probably decided that when he turned down his contract six months or a year ago, whenever it was," Moyes said. "But he has done very well for us on the pitch, so we have no complaints."