Everton manager David Moyes insists he will not cash in on any of his star players to increase his transfer funds.
Defender Joleon Lescott is the latest to be linked with a big-money move away from Goodison Park, with Manchester City rumoured to be preparing a bid.
"There is no way that we are going to be letting any players go," Moyes told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportweek.
"I would like money to spend, but I certainly wouldn't give up any of my players to raise that money."
Moyes has been restricted in the transfer market by uncertainty over the club's commitments.
"People are always going to be linked with your players, especially if they see Everton as a club with not that much finance," he said.
"The one thing we have got at Everton is stability. There is a good continuity of players, most of them are on relatively long-term contracts and signed up."
New deals for defenders Phil Jagielka and Jospeh Yobo and goalkeeper Tim Howard were confirmed on Wednesday, while playmakers Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill still have another three years to run on their agreements.
Lescott signed a contract extension in March 2008 which runs through to 2012, but Moyes insists he would not be tempted by a £20m deal for a player signed for a quarter of that three years ago.
"I feel the way we've done it where we've had to build and work with players and make them better, and juggle one or two a little bit, I think that gives you more pleasure than going out and buying the finished article," he said.
On-loan Brazilian striker Jo scored five times for the Toffees since arriving in January but has returned to Manchester City with Everton unable to afford a permanent switch.
Last summer's low-key spending saw Louis Saha brought in to replace striker Andy Johnson who had been sold to Fulham for £10.5m.
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