Everton winger Seamus Coleman has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract, the club have announced.
Striker Victor Anichebe has also signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with the club.
Coleman joined Everton for £60,000 from Sligo Rovers in January 2009. He was then loaned to Blackpool in March 2010 and played for the Tangerines in their 3-2 play-off final victory over Cardiff at the end of last season.
The Donegal native has been brought in to Republic of Ireland squad on one occasion but is as yet uncapped at senior level. He has impressed this season when operating both at right back and on the right of midfield for the Toffees.
Coleman and Anichebe are now committed to Goodison Park until the end of the 2014-15 season.
The news gives Everton a lift following the loss of influential midfielder Steven Pienaar to Tottenham earlier this week.
Coleman, 22, signed his previous contract only last season but has been rewarded for his outstanding form during the current campaign.
He has been one of David Moyes' most reliable players this term and has scored five times.
Academy product Anichebe, also 22, would have been out of contract in the summer.
The Nigeria forward has been hampered by injuries over the past two seasons and had been linked with a move away from the club.
However, Moyes has acted quickly to tie him to a new deal following Pienaar's departure.
With Ayegbeni Yakubu having also joined Leicester on loan, Moyes, who has little funds to recruit, can ill afford to lose many more players.
Moyes has said he must concentrate on the loan market in order to bring players in this month, but it remains to be seen if fees received for Pienaar and Yakubu allow him more flexibility.