Days after Everton deal collapses, Ishak Belfodil signs contract extension

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Ishak Belfodil is not moving to Everton.

Days after his move to Everton collapsed, Ishak Belfodil has signed a contract extension at Standard Liege.

Belgian website Nieuwsblad reported that Belfodil has put pen to paper on an 'upgraded contract' on top of his current deal which was set to run until 2018.

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Belfodil was reported to be close to a £10 million switch to Premier League side Everton earlier this month, until the Toffees shelves plans to sign him last week.

The Guardian had reported that a deal had been agreed between the two clubs and at one point the 25-year-old was even expected to fly to Merseyside for talks.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman told the Liverpool Echo that they had strongly considered Belfodil as an option, but ultimately decided against a move.

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The Algerian striker only signed for Standard Liege as a free agent last summer, and has scored 10 goals in 22 matches, including three strikes in the Europa League.

Everton have already signed one striker this month, bringing in highly rated talent Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic.

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