Mikel Arteta has said that he is more than happy to stay in Merseyside with Everton amid interest from Sevilla and Arsenal. The 28-year-old has repeatedly been tipped to return to La Liga and reports suggest that Sevilla have put Arteta at the top of their list of transfer targets this sumemr and are ready with a £12 million offer.
Arsenal are also said to be interested in the player, and will be even more keen if Cesc Fabregas leaves for Barcelona.
And if Arteta is given the green light to leave Everton then Manchester City are also said to have an interest in the player.
But Arteta’s agent Inaki Ibanez cast doubt on the prospect of the midfielder leaving Goodison Park this summer.
Ibanez told the Spanish press: “Everton are asking for a lot of money, so it is difficult for Mikel to exit the club.”