Report: Everton will not entertain swap deal for Kevin Mirallas

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The Merseyside club are set to take a tough stance on the Tottenham Hotspur target - and Aaron Lennon - according to a report.

Everton are unwilling to meet a high Tottenham asking price for Aaron Lennon - nor will they entertain a swap deal involving Kevin Mirallas, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Lennon is currently on loan at Goodison Park from the north London side and is reportedly keen on a permanent move.

The Echo cite recent reports, however, that set a £9 million asking price for Lennon they say Everton are unwilling to meet.

The Toffees will also reject any potential swap bid from Tottenham involving the winger and Mirallas, they claim. The Belgian has been linked with Spurs frequently this term but the Echo believe Everton want to keep him - with the 27-year-old also keen to stay on Merseyside.

 Premier League GoalsAssistsChances CreatedFinal-Third PassesAppearancesMins Played
Kevin Mirallas 7 1 16 183 27 1,328
Aaron Lennon 2 2 22 154 22 1,269

As Opta stats show, seven-goal Mirallas has enjoyed a productive Premier League campaign with the Toffees, although Tottenham-owned Lennon has one more assist than the Belgian, while also creating more chances than the Everton man.

Should Lennon end up staying at Tottenham, then, the north London side could well utilise him. The chances of that happening appear slim, however, just as those of Mirallas joining Spurs do.

There is some tough negotiating to be done both ways this summer, then. Daniel Levy, anyone?

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