Tim Cahill insists Everton players will respect the club by ignoring speculation about their futures.
Summer signings are proving difficult for manager David Moyes and some of the Premier League's bigger clubs are looking to take advantage by tempting the Toffees to cash in on their prized assets.
The Goodison Park outfit rejected a bid from Arsenal for Phil Jagielka last week and the likes of Marouane Fellaini and Jack Rodwell have also been linked with moves.
But Cahill, about to enter his eighth season with Everton, is confident Moyes' men will not let any transfer talk affect their pre-season preparations.
"I never focus on speculation and I never invite it," the Australian attacking midfielder 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."