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Andy van der Meyde's agent expects the former Dutch international to be released by Everton at the end of the season.

The 29-year-old forward has figured in just 24 matches for the club in his four years at Goodison Park and Van der Meyde's agent Chiel Dekker has confirmed the player is set to leave and that he would like to find himself a new club in England.

Dekker told skysports.com: "I think Andy will be leaving Everton when his contract expires."

Signed in August 2005 for £2m from Inter Milan, he is arguably the biggest transfer failure of manager David Moyes' seven years at the club.

His time on Merseyside has been dogged with injuries and personal problems, and with his contract due to expire in the summer, Everton have not offered him new terms.

Deker added: "He has not been playing in the team and he is looking for a new challenge in his career.

"He is fit and ready to play and he would prefer to stay in England with a new club. We will wait and see what happens in the summer."

His last significant first-team involvement was when he came on as a late substitute in the FA Cup fourth round replay in January with Liverpool, and was involved in the build-up for the winning goal scored by youngster Dan Gosling.

Since then he has made just one substitute appearance, and is unlikely to be involved in the FA Cup final build-up.

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