Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger is training with Everton with a view to getting a getting a contract at Goodison Park.

Hitzlsperger has been without a club since leaving Wolfsburg at the end of last season but has Premier League experience following spells with West Ham and Aston Villa.

The 30-year-old has made a positive first impression at Everton and Blues assistant boss Steve Round told the club's official website: "I have been very pleased with him. Thomas is a long way off playing but we have given him the opportunity to come in and it is up to him now. We will assess him over the next couple of weeks."

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