David Moyes has admitted that John Heitinga could leave Everton in the January transfer window.
The Dutch defender has been linked with a switch to Bayern Munich after slipping out of the first-team picture at Goodison Park.
Moyes said:"I don't know if Heitinga will go in January, I really don't. There has been no official contact from anybody regarding Heitinga, and I don't know if Everton will cash in come January.
"His character and type is one who will battle, and I have no reason to think it's anything other than just speculation.
"I haven't heard from Johnny or any clubs. He has to get on with it. There is competition for places and he is involved in that."
Heitinga has failed to find the net in 46 appearances for the Toffees since his transfer from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2008.