Pundit moots late twist in Moyes contract talks at West Ham after sources's Everton update

Everton’s interest in David Moyes may cause a twist in contract talks at West Ham, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 58-year-old now holds “all the cards” in negotiations.

As revealed by Football Insider, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is championing Moyes as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement on Merseyside.

However, the Toffees accept any pursuit of the Scot is a long shot considering he is in advanced talks over a new West Ham contract.

Speaking to BBC Sport last month, Moyes confirmed he and the club were “well down the line” over a deal.

However, Hutton suggested Everton’s interest could cause a twist in the tale for the Hammers.

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Asked if he thought the Toffees’ hunt could throw a spanner in the works, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge:I think it always would.

“In terms of David Moyes going in and negotiating a contract, I think it only does him good knowing other top teams are desperate to have him in charge.

“He could go back to West Ham and say: ‘Look, this is what’s happening. I want to get my new West Ham contract tied down now, let’s move it forward, ASAP.’

“I think he’s holding all the cards at the moment, because he’s such a good manager. He’s went out and proved that to everyone.”

Moyes guided the Irons to a sixth-place finish to qualify for the Europa League next season.

He is now two-and-a-half years into his second spell in east London.

In other news, West Ham in advanced talks to sign midfielder for £20million-plus.