Goodison Park manager will not offload big names.
David Moyes says he is not under pressure to sell his star players at Everton this month despite the club announcing more losses.
Speculation has surfaced they could offload key players such as Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines in this month’s transfer window, with both thought to be attracting interest from elsewhere.
But manager Moyes insists he does not intend to let any of his players go, while he says bringing a new face to Goodison Parkon loan is a possibility.
He said: “I don’t really study the figures because it’s not my department. I just know that we sold players last year, but there’s not that kind of pressure this time.
“We have got a small amount of money I could use this month, but it’s only enough to get me a loan deal. Last January we had to sell to bring players in, but I’m not planning to sell anyone this time.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
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Everton revealed earlier this week it made a net loss of £9.1million in the 2011-12 season, compared with a loss of £5.4m a year earlier and this has invariably led to speculation that their top performers could be vulnerable to big money bids from prospective suitors.
Both Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines have been in fine form, helping the Toffees to hold their ground in or around the top four spots. Everton chairman Bill Kenwright must balance the possible sales of top performers against just what the club can achieve if they hold onto their stars.
If Moyes managed to secure a top four spot then clearly the financial rewards of a Champions League spot could more than make up for the loss of funds not accrued from player sales.
Every summer Everton sell a top talent, two summers ago it was Mikel Arteta and last summer saw Jack Rodwell leave for Man City and these sales have helped to keep the club ticking over and Moyes will hope Kenwright isn’t swayed into selling this month.
However if Chelsea or another big spending side offered £30m plus for Fellaini then all bets may well be off.
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