Steven Pienaar has confirmed that he would like to stay at Everton and is happy to sign a new deal if fair terms can be agreed.
The South Africa international midfielder has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park after failing to sing a new deal with Everton.
Pienaar’s current deal expires next summer and a number of other Premier League clubs are thought to be monitoring his situation.
“There’s been a lot of speculation about a transfer but I’ve never once said that I want to leave Everton,” he told Click Liverpool.
“I love playing for Everton. It’s a great club with real tradition and history.
“You can see that at Goodison Park, an old stadium which is always full and where the fans really know their football.
“And you read about the history of the club too, the trophies and the old stars.
“We have a good team and the manager is a superb influence.”
Pienaar admits it has been difficult to reach agreement as he looks for security at a key stage of his career.
“I’ll be honest. I have a year left on my contract. I’m happy to sign a new one, but at my age it has to be right and fair,” he said.
“The only difference I’ve had with the club has been over what’s right.”