Everton coach David Moyes has warned any club interested in star midfielder Marouane Fellaini that they would have to pay “a big price” to wrestle the Belgium international away from Goodison Park. Having said that, Moyes added that he would not put up too big of a fight if the right offer were on the table and the player wanted to go.
Fellaini, 24, has been one of the standout players in the English Premier League this season, and his impressive form has helped the Toffees to fourth spot in the standings. He bagged another goal and assist on Saturday as Everton beat Sunderland, 2-1.
"They know where Felli is, they know where to come and watch him - they know as well that it will be a big price if they are interested," Moyes said. "I'm not in the mood to keep the fight going all the time, because I've lost a few players now, but the ones we've lost - they've paid for.
“I think we've got to the stage at Everton where we say, 'Look, we've lost some really good players but I don't think it's stopped us from progressing the team',” he added. "We sold [Joleon] Lescott, we sold [Mikel] Arteta and we've all felt really down when we've lost those players but we've had to pick ourselves up and go and find other ones. The club will always be bigger than any player, any manager, and the players we've brought in are showing that."