Everton midfielder Tim Cahill insists the players will not allow speculation about their futures to affect preparations for the new season.
Summer signings are proving difficult for manager David Moyes and some of the Premier League's bigger clubs are looking to take advantage of that by prising away some of the Toffees' top stars.
"I never focus on speculation and I never invite it," Cahill told the Liverpool Echo. "If a club wants you they will come and buy you. If they don't want you, they don't want you.
"The best thing about this club is the relationship with the manager. We stay honest by him, and he stays honest by us. We let everyone else deal with the speculation and we just concentrate on our football.
"We have long-term contracts and we are paid to play. I have learned over the years that it is important to have respect for the football club, because of how much the fans and the club puts into us."