Manuel Fernandes says he wants to make his move to Everton permanent. The Portugal international has proved a major success for David Moyes's side since arriving on a six-month loan deal from Benfica in January.
Fernandes was the man of the match in the 1-0 win over Arsenal at the weekend and has become a firm favourite with the Everton supporters.
The Everton boss has already indicated he is keen to keep the 21-year-old when his current deal expires in the summer.
But the stumbling block could be the fee, with Benfica expected to want close to £12m for the midfielder.
"I would like to stay in England, and I hope I stay here," Fernandes told the Liverpool Daily Post.
"I don't expect to have any talks with Benfica until the end of my loan here.
"But when you are really wanted at a place, like I am here at Everton, it is good for your self-confidence and if you feel okay at a place, things are going to be okay."
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