Report: Talks between Everton and Sam Allardyce's representatives progressing well

General View prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on December 29, 2013 in Liverpool, England.

According to a report, Everton could agree a deal with Sam Allardyce as early as this evening.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, talks between Everton and Sam Allardyce's representatives are progressing well and there is even a suggestion that a deal could be agreed this evening.

Allardyce is back in talks with the Toffees as they step up their pursuit to find Ronald Koeman's successor at Goodison Park with the team looking completely bereft of confidence.

Farhad Moshiri owner of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Mirror reports that discussions between Big Sam's people and the Merseyside outfit restarted this afternoon and have begun well, with the report suggesting that Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is now prepared to meet Allardyce's demands for a longer term deal with the club, having previously only been willing to put the 63-year-old in charge until the end of the season.

And the Mirror adds that a deal that would see the former England boss take over could even be completed by the end of today - potentially handing the Toffees a boost before they take on fellow strugglers and one of Allardyce's old sides West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

While many Everton fans seem to be unconvinced about Allardyce taking the job, it would undoubtedly be a great move if the club could bring an end to the uncertainty that must have played a part in their recent run of form.

Everton have won once since September, and have lost seven of their last nine games to leave them just above the relegation zone in the top flight. And while Allardyce may not be the marquee name that most fans were expecting to be leading the club at this stage of the season, he may just be the perfect man to come in and ensure that their situation does not get any worse.

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