Report: Everton plan contract extensions for three first team stars

John Stones

John Stones, Muhamed Besic and Bryan Oviedo will be offered new deals.

Everton are planning to offer contract extensions to three first team stars once the transfer window closes, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The Blues will offer new deals to John Stones, Muhamed Besic and Bryan Oviedo as they look to tie down their first team squad to long-term deals.

Chief among them is a deal for Stones, as the club are keen to renegotiate his current terms so that they better represent his standing as a key player, and his growing status as one of the best young defenders in Europe.

The 21-year-old signed a new five-year deal in August 2014 that ties him to the club until 2019, but has been the subject of firm interest as he continues to impress, and the Blues are keen to have him secured on better terms.

They are similarly keen to get Besic tied down to a new deal as well after Bosnian has impressed in the first team in recent weeks, according to the Liverpool Echo report.

He has come into the first team in the absence of James McCarthy, and garnered praise from the Blues faithful for his performances, and that is likely to prompt improved terms

Oviedo meanwhile, is out of contract at the end of the season but Everton have an option to extend by a further 12 months and are likely to do just that.

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