David Moyes has confessed he does not know if John Heitinga will remain an Everton player after the next transfer window closes.
Heitinga has played a bit-part role for Everton this season after failing to gain full fitness following his World Cup exploits with Holland.
And Moyes admits he is in the dark over the future of the former Ajax and Atletico Madrid performer.
He said: "I don't know if Heitinga will go in January, I really don't.
"There has been no official contact from anybody regarding Heitinga, and I don't know if Everton will cash in come January.
"His character and type is one who will battle, and I have no reason to think it's anything other than just speculation.
"I haven't heard from Johnny or any clubs. He has to get on with it. There is competition for places and he is involved in that."