Everton are not considering the possibility of selling Kevin Mirallas in the January transfer window, according to a report in the Liverpool Echo.
The Belgian's chances have been limited so far this season and he has only made seven appearances for the side so far this season, plus he has been omitted from the Belgium national squad as a result.
The report also states that the Toffees don't expect the 28-year-old to try and force a move away from Goodison Park in the winter.
Mirallas has always been a threat and a source of goals since arriving at Everton in 2010, scoring 28 goals from 113 appearances but at the moment he seems to be struggling to get into the side ahead of the promising Gerard Deulofeu, while the form of Arouna Kone this season has meant that someone has had to miss out if Roberto Martinez opts for strike partnership between him and Romelu Lukaku.
The most recent 6-2 over Sunderland at the weekend could mean Mirallas will have to make do again with a place on the bench. Steven Naismith will also be a member of the squad who would provide competition in that area of the field.
He currently has a contract that keeps him at Goodison until the end of the 2017/18 season which was signed during the last campaign.
It's of little surprise that Everton will want to keep hold of Mirallas as there is certainly a feeling surrounding Everton that for the first time in many years they have a decent amount of strength in depth. Plus, they are still competing on three fronts having made it to the quarter-finals of the League Cup, and have their sights firmly on ending their trophy drought.
Though they may not be playing as many games as some of their rivals given they don't have European competition to contend with this season, it still helps having handy players like Mirallas in and around the side even if they aren't playing regularly.