Mikel Arteta's agent does not expect the midfielder to leave Everton this summer despite transfer interest in his native Spain.
The 28-year-old midfielder is believed to be wanted by La Liga side Sevilla, with reports in Spain claiming they are ready to pay up to £13million to lure Arteta back home.
However, the agent of the former Barcelona and Real Sociedad midfielder does not expect his client to be on the move before the new Premier League season.
"Everton are asking for a lot of money, so it is difficult for Mikel to exit the club," claimed Inaki Ibanez.
Arteta has made almost 175 first-team appearances for the Toffees since arriving from Real Sociedad in 2005.