Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Toffees don't need to sell - Moyes

David Moyes

Everton manager David Moyes insists he will only sell players if the club needs to raise money - and at the moment he is planning to keep his current squad intact.

Speculation continues about midfielder Steven Pienaar, who is in the final year of his contract but has yet to agree improved terms with the Merseysiders. However, Moyes, buoyed by securing Mikel Arteta's long-term future on a new five-year at the weekend, insists he plans to keep the unit together.

"If the club need money we have players we can sell - but we don't, that isn't the case," he said.

"We don't need money. We are happy to keep the squad and move along and I think the team we have has got a really good chance of doing well.

"We have put together a side we want to keep; we think we have a pretty good team and we don't want to get rid of it."

Arteta's continued commitment to the club was a significant point, according to Moyes, as the Spain midfielder had at least two clubs interested in luring him away from Goodison Park.

"I think we weren't going to allow it to happen any way," Moyes told evertonfc.com.

"We had said that if you do [want to buy him] you are going to have to come to Everton with bags of money because we are not going to sell."

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