Everton are ready to tie up Seamus Coleman on a bumper new deal – as Arsenal prepare to move, writes Alan Nixon in the Sunday People.

The Ireland right-back, who scored an own goal in the 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Saturday, is set for a pay hike at Goodison despite only recently signing a four-year contract.

Coleman is happy to stay on Merseyside, but Arsenal would more than double his current £30,000-a-week salary.

David Moyes was keen on landing Coleman for Manchester United but his exit has put that bid on hold.

As the Toffees try to secure Coleman’s future they are also ready to hijack Newcastle’s move for Sunderland’s out-of-contract midfielder Jack Colback.

Roberto Martinez knows he has to increase the size of his squad with ­qualification for European football almost secured, ­despite yesterday’s defeat.

And Colback, available on a free, could fill the gap if Blues midfielder Gareth Barry moves on this summer.

Barry is being courted by a number of clubs, with Arsenal leading the race to capture him on a permanent basis.

A switch to Everton would stop Colback becoming the first player to move ­between the two north-east clubs in 17 years. The last was Lee Clark.