Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that James McCarthy will not be sold to Manchester City this summer, according to the Express.
Last season’s Premier League runners-up are considering a move for the Republic of Ireland international, who moved to Goodison Park in the summer of 2013 after missing out of Aston Villa star Fabian Delph.
In two seasons on Merseyside, McCarthy has racked up seventy-six appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals.
Prior to his switch to the Toffees, the twenty-four year old spent just over four years at Wigan Athletic having begun his career in Scotland with Hamilton Academical.
Despite bringing in Raheem Sterling for £49m earlier this week, City remain on the lookout for home-grown players as the look to fulfil their quota.
Aside from Sterling, the only players in their first team squad who currently qualify as home-grown are goalkeeping duo Joe Hart and Richard Wright and defender Gael Clichy.