The 23-year-old midfielder has become an integral part of The Toffee’s first team, but his contract expires in June 2013, and the Merseyside club do not want to lose him on a Bosman ruling.
“Felli is young and you have to think about what he will be like when is 26 and 27,” he stated in a press conference.
Everton’s financial problems have been well documented, and Moyes has been forced to sell Steven Pienaar and Mikel Arteta in the last two transfer windows; the Scot hopes Fellaini is not the next big name departure.
“Yes, there is a danger that selling Mikel could set a precedent, but I hope not. I would like to think we can hang onto our best players.
“But there is always a danger when someone goes after saying they want to leave that it could set a precedent, and we will have to be careful of that,” he concluded.
Everton have picked up four points from their first three games in the Premier League, and take on Wigan at Goodison on Saturday.
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