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Steinsson set for Everton?

Former Bolton Wanderers defender Gretar Steinsson is set to join Everton, report the Fleetwood Gazette.

Toffees fans might remember the 36-year-old from his four-and-a-half year stint with the Whites before their relegation from the Premier League in 2012.

Relax Blues, it isn’t some crazy transfer you might have expected Sam Allardyce to make last year – Steinsson hung up his boots in 2013.

Gretar Steinsson of Bolton Wanderers is sent off by referee Alan Wiley during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Bolton Wanderers at Goodison Park

But reports are suggesting he is expected to link up with Marcel Brands and join Everton’s recruitment team after leaving his position as technical director at Fleetwood Town.

Neither club has said confirmed the move yet, through the Gazette is reporting Everton will pay Fleetwood compensation.

Gretar Steinsson of Bolton Wanderers scores his team’s third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool at the Reebok Stadium

Joining the Cod Army in 2015, the Icelander initially played a major role in player recruitment, working alongside head coaches Graham Alexander, Steven Pressley, Uwe Rosler and John Sheridan.

However, his role changed following the arrival of Joey Barton at the club with Steinsson not involved with the first team since the summer.

Gretar Steinsson of Bolton battles with Leon Osman of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Bolton at Goodison Park

Our man David Prentince is currently chasing up the story so one to keep an eye on.