Steven Pienaar will remain at Everton this season, according to assistant manager Steve Round.
The South Africa winger, who is out of contract in the summer, has been linked with a swap deal with Tottenham's Peter Crouch.
But Round responded: "The manager (David Moyes) has said all along he wants Steven to stay. He is under contract and as far as we are concerned he will be an Everton player this season. There is no truth in the speculation. Steven has been a terrific player for us and is a terrific asset."
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