One Week to Go Which of Everton's Assets Will Remain?

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What a week for Everton fans. A week where it's been laid bare that the club have to sell to stay afloat, not just to be able to buy. With one week until transfer deadline day Here Is The City looks at the Everton players being courted by other clubs and those they may be willing to let go.

Phil Jagielka:
Arsenal have already made enquiries for Jagielka, but failed to follow up their interest. Now with the departures of Cesc and Nasri, their finances are strong enough to pay whatever Everton ask, if they choose.


Mikel Arteta:
Another linked with Arsenal in the last few days, and many outsiders would be surprised to find this one as not so unpalatable to Evertonians. Nearing 30, yet to recapture his form following serious injury and the club's highest earner, pragmatic fans are begrudgingly accepting that the club would be foolish to turn any serious offer down.


Leighton Baines:

David Moyes must be longing for September 1 when speculation about his players can end. However, as he is unable to sign players of his own, one huge bid for a prize asset such as Baines could do wonders for the club in the long-term. In the short term, however, the sale of Baines could be disastrous. He's on chairman Bill Kenwright's list of do-not-sell players, the list of players that he no doubt sees as the potential sparks to set off the powder keg of trouble he's currently sitting on. Baines is also the league's most creative defender and sits high in the overall assist standings, he's gold dust for a team with limited striking options.


Diniyar Bilyaletdinov:

The Russian has had an up and down time at Goodison, and did not feature against QPR (because he was suspended). Russian football is flush with money at the moment and a large bid from a team in the east could work all round. Everton fans must be hoping that Bilyaletdinov is not the forgotten man in his homeland, as many see him as their club's most expendable asset.


Jermain Beckford:
Not going anywhere. He may have reached his best and is ego maybe wearing thin with Moyes but Everton are struggling for forwards and the sale of Beckford won't generate the funds necessary to replace him.


Jack Rodwell:
Is there still the interest in this man once tipped for the top? Following a poor season by the high standards set by onlookers the interest in Rodwell, from the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham, appears to have faded. With a value once tipping the scales at £20m Everton would probably be grateful for anything over £10m. 

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