Everton manager David Moyes has no plans to send striker James Vaughan out on loan at the present moment in time.
The highly-rated 20-year-old has recorded six Premier League appearances so far this season, since returning from a long-term knee problem.
Moyes holds Vaughan in high esteem and, while he may offer him a loan move in the future, he is delighted to have his ability at his disposal.
"Maybe that [sending him on loan] will be something that we think about in the future," Moyes told the Liverpool Echo.
"But, at this moment, this is the best place for him. We need him at the minute.
"The squad isn't strong enough or big enough to let him go away. But, much more than that, he is a type of player we don't have at the club.
"That's why I'd prefer it if he stays with us.
"But if I got to the stage where I think it would benefit him, I might send him away. For now, though, we want him with us."