Former Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has denied holding talks with Everton to become their new manager.

The Toffees sacked Ronald Koeman last month after a run of poor results, which saw the club drop into the relegation zone.

Allardyce, Diego Simeone and Sean Dyche are believed to be Everton’s top targets.

Reports claimed Allardyce was on the verge of succeeding Koeman on a deal until the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

And despite the veteran coach, who left Palace at the end of last season after keeping them up, expressing an interest in the Everton vacancy, he has not been approached by Goodison Park chiefs.

Allardyce told talkSPORT: “No I haven’t [spoken to Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri].

“There has been nothing, at the minute.

“It’s like everything else, if somebody comes calling there’s the opportunity to speak, there's no doubt about that.”