Everton manager David Moyes maintains that he does not want to sell any of his players during the summer transfer window, including Joleon Lescott.
England defender Lescott was cheered with every touch as he played 90 minutes in the Toffees' 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Malaga on Friday.
The former Wolves player is a target of Manchester City and he has hinted that he would be interested in a move to Eastlands.
Everton, though, are determined not to sell and Moyes was full of praise for Lescott in his performance against Malaga at Goodison Park.
Moyes said: "Joleon played really well, he was terrific.
"And you only needed to hear the crowd's reaction to him, they know that what we are doing is correct. There was a lot of cheering for him, and rightly so.
"But we are consistent here, we told everyone just after last season that we wouldn't be selling any players and they are still here."