Roberto Martinez says he does not expect Everton to sell any of their top players this summer.
The Blues boss expects a busy transfer merry-go-round for Premier League clubs when the transfer window opens in July, but he is confident that key young stars such as John Stones, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley will be going nowhere.
Asked about the current climate in top flight football when young stars such as Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling are often quick to become contract rebels, the Catalan admitted the game is changing.
He said: “We know how we feel about John Stones. The partnership he’s developed with Phil Jagielka can become really really special and that’s something we want to continue.
“The modern game has a real lack of values sometimes and there is a lack of loyalty coming back into football clubs. Sometimes you just need to expect that the game has changed a lot.
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“But from our point of view we’re just really looking forward to young players, who have had an opportunity, taking a bigger role and help us become a winning team.
“That’s the focus we have and we hope we can look forward to the future with players like John Stones, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku here.
“I expect a lot of movement but we’re certainly not actively looking to lose any of our assets.”
The Toffees manager said one of his main priorities this summer is ensuring continuity in his dressing room, while adding the new faces who can help take the side to the next level.
“I’m sure it will be a busy summer,” he said. “If you look around I’m sure every team will try to improve and make signings with the new TV deal around the corner. I do expect a lot of movement.
“We need continuity and want to carry on with our experienced players and the youngsters who have assumed good roles, but that the three or four players we bring in can adapt to what’s needed in the dressing room.”