By Alex Stevens
Tom Cleverley has no intentions of quitting Everton for a new club in the January transfer window, according to a reliable journalist.
Bleacher Report correspondent Dean Jones took to Twitter to claim that the former Manchester United midfielder is keen to battle for a regular starting role at Goodison Park.
Cleverley’s future has come under the microscope ahead of the window, with some reports claiming he could move to a new club next month.
But Jones, a reliable source of transfer information, claimed on his personal Twitter account that Cleverley is “ready to fight for his future at Everton” and told his followers “don’t expect him to be going anywhere in January”.
Tom Cleverley ready to fight for his future at Everton – don’t expect him to be going anywhere in January
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) December 13, 2016
Cleverley joined Everton from United in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer and signed a five-year contract that still has three-and-a-half years remaining.
He was a regular under Roberto Martinez last season, starting 17 league matches, but he has been more on the fringes since Ronald Koeman took the helm.
The 27-year-old United academy product has started just four of the Toffees’ 15 league fixtures this season, although he has made another five substitute appearances.
Cleverley has lost out to Gareth Barry and Idrissa Gueye in the battle for central midfield places in Koeman’s side.
In other Everton transfer news, Tony Cascarino has urged Koeman to consider a much improved Premier League striker as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.