Everton boss David Moyes is hopeful that Marouane Fellaini will not be sold in the upcoming January transfer window, but admits he isn’t 100% sure of that.

Fellaini has been the stand out player for the Toffee’s so far this season and with help from his six goals from midfield, the Merseyside club are sitting pretty in fourth place going into today’s clash away at relegation threatened Reading.

Moyes has seen top players such as Wayne Rooney and Jack Rodwell sold when big offers come in and the Scot believes Fellaini will require a similar sort of price tag.

“We’re going to be very expensive because he’s such a good player,” Moyes told Sky Sports.

“We don’t want to lose him – that’s for definite. I don’t think we will – certainly not in the short term.

“I can understand. I’ve been here over 10 years, I’ve always worked hard and will continue to do so.

“I’ve got a great relationship with the chairman Bill Kenwright – I speak to him every day – and when the time’s right we’ll sit down and see where we’re going to go.”


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