Valencia manager Javi Gracia has made his feeling clear that goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen will remain at the club beyond the transfer window closing.
Everton have recently been linked with a move for the Dutch stopper. As reported by MARCA, it was claimed that Everton have made an offer for the player this summer but that it did not meet Los Che’s £32 million valuation for the goalkeeper.
Jordan Pickford’s recent display against Fleetwood Town in the EFL Cup has only exacerbated the claims, with many believing the Toffees might look to replace the inconsistent England number one.
However, Gracia was asked about the potential of Cillessen leaving the club this week and he seemed confident the Dutchman was going nowhere.
“The players that I have I think they will be there today,” the former Watford boss told MARCA. “That there (should be) no exits.”
It has been something of a fire sale at Valencia this summer, but it now seems nobody else is heading for the Mestalla exit door, including their goalkeeper.
As for Everton, Carlo Ancelotti has publicly supported Pickford since the Fleetwood showing and it seems the Italian is ready to stick by the much-maligned stopper.
Everton might need another goalkeeper, as in Jonas Lossl and Joao Virginia, supporting acts are not strong for Pickford.
But Cillessen looks like an unlikely acquisition.