Everton legend: Don't sell Marouane Fellaini

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Former Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall believes the Toffees should keep Marouane Fellaini at all costs in order to push for a Champions League finish.

If the Goodison Park club are to sell any of their prized assets this January, Southall believes there are other candidates who could be sold ahead of the Belgian talisman.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Southall said: "If you are going to sacrifice anyone, Leighton Baines may be the one to let go."

The defender is one of Everton's most consistent players but Southall believes it would be easier - and cheaper - to replace the England left-back, rather than have to try and find a replacement for Fellaini.

"You've got Phil Neville to fill in (at left-back) and you've got Bryan Oviedo you could get away with there," added Southall.

"I would hate it but you can't do Fellaini at the moment because it would cost twice as much to replace him."

Speaking at the launch of the Football Pools 90 Day Community Challenge at St Helens Junior Football Club - who received funding of £50,000 to makeover their club - the former Welsh international thinks Everton need three players in January if they want to sustain their place in the top four.

"I'd like to see them buy three players, at least, or get three players on loan.

"They need a striker for definite, a midfield player who can pass - a more expansive midfielder - and a defender.

"I'd like to see them have someone who can take the game by the scruff of the neck and make an impact. Someone like the character of Andrei Kanchelskis but a midfielder who can drive the team forward, maybe make a few tackles - someone like a Steven Gerrard for Everton."

If Southall was in David Moyes' position, he would not sell anyone. "I'd rather they add than take away because if you're taking away you're saying to the fans, 'We don't care, we're just going to sell', and I don't think that is right at all."

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