Toffees hand out contracts
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton have secured the futures of five of their first team squad.Everton have secured the futures of Leon Osman, Kevin Kilbane, Duncan Ferguson, David Weir and Gary Naysmith.
Osman, Ferguson, Weir and Naysmith were all out of contract at Goodison Park, but they have now agreed to remain at the club.
Scottish veterans Weir and Ferguson have agreed 12-month deals, while Naysmith has signed on for two more years.
Osman (pictured), who was strongly tipped to join Portsmouth, has agreed terms on a four-year contract.
Irish star Kevin Kilbane, who had 12-months remaining on his deal with The Toffees, has signed a fresh three-year agreement.
Alan Stubbs, Alessandro Pistone and Steve Watson are all yet to agree new deals and their Everton futures remain in some doubt.
Everton are also continuing talks with Spaniard Mikel Arteta over a possible permanent deal after he impressed whilst on loan from Real Sociedad last season.