There have been countless stories linking both players away from Goodison Park, but the former Manchester United and Southampton star says the Blues are doing everything in their powers to keep their best players at the club.
He said, “There is a lot of speculation about people signing new contracts and everything.
“But I know, when I came to this football club, that they have a great vision for the future; they want to bring some great players to the club to push forward.
“I don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes but I can tell you I think they are doing their best to keep their players and bring new players in to push us forward next year. We need a good squad with great players to be able to push in all competitions.”