David Moyes has confirmed Everton have accepted a bid from an unnamed club for Steven Pienaar.
The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave Goodison Park for free in the summer.
Everton had been determined to keep hold of the South Africa international, but with limited finances available to Moyes they can ill-afford for him to leave for nothing.
Pienaar has already held talks with Chelsea but it was revealed they have broken down, which has triggered reports that he has signed for a major European club.
And Moyes confirmed: "We have had two offers and one of those offers has been accepted.
"We have allowed his representatives to speak to the other club, but whether it goes through or not I don't know yet."
Since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2007, Pienaar has added extra guile and industry to the Everton engine room.
His form last season saw him crowned the club's player of the year, and although he has not reached those highs this season, he still remains a class act.
It now looks almost certain he will leave the club in the January transfer window, with Moyes revealing it was a decision the player probably made some time ago.
He added: "I think the player probably decided that when he turned down his contract six months or a year ago, whenever it was.
"But he has done very well for us on the pitch, so we have no complaints."
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