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Moyes: We have no need to sell

August 10, 2010

Everton manager David Moyes insists the club have no need to sell any players and he is planning to keep his squad intact.

David Moyes: No intention of selling
GettyImages / ChristofKoepselDavid Moyes: No intention of selling

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Moyes has been linked with Tottenham's former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch, with the suggestion being that would pave the way for Aiyegbeni Yakubu to complete a long-touted move to West Ham. Speculation also 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 contract 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.''

Moyes was also delighted to end the interest of two rival clubs in Arteta by tieing him to a new contract.

"I think we weren't going to allow it to happen anyway,'' Moyes told the club's official website. "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.''