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Chance Of Donovan Stay

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

David Moyes says there's an outside chance that Landon Donovan's stay at Everton could be extended.

The American international's loan deal from LA Galaxy expires after Everton's Premier League visit to Birmingham City next weekend, but Moyes revealed on Friday that there is a chance that the 28-year-old could remain on Merseyside beyond that date.

"I'm keen to keep Landon and I think Landon's keen to stay as well so it looks like all parties are keen,” said Moyes.

But Everton manager pointed out that any extension is far from being finalised.

"I've not got that confirmed yet and I can't say exactly if that's going to happen. But if we can make it happen, we would and if Landon wants to stay, which I think he does, we'd be really keen to keep him.

"There's no guarantee yet, and I won't know that for a little while longer but there is a chance.

“For him to come on loan and do so well considering the games he's had to play in, I think he's done exceptionally well,” he added.

In America, the MLS are in discussions with the players union over a new labour deal and it's been suggested that the start of the new season could be affected.

Galaxy manager Bruce Arena said: "If we didn't have a league going on we would certainly entertain the idea of allowing Landon to stay there.

"If we have a league, Landon's going to be playing for the Galaxy."

As it stands, Landon's last home game is this Sunday against Hull - click here to buy tickets.

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