Sunderland boss Moyes names his price for Everton target Pickford

Moyes said: “I don’t want to lose, I certainly don’t want us to embarrassed, that’s for sure”.

Pickford, 23, has impressed this season, despite the Black Cats’ relegation from the Premier League, and won a first England call-up in October. On your journey you may have to sell to improve.

Asked whether a fee of ¬£30m would represent a reasonable estimation of Pickford’s price tag Moyes replied: “Yes”.

“I have heard some derisory figures being mentioned, it won’t be for those figures I can tell you that”.

A rare bright light in an otherwise wretched campaign on Wearside, the England U21 worldwide has attracted attention from a host of potential suitors including Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal following a string of excellent displays. “I think we had 36 shots on goal, which is the highest ever in the Premier League”, Wenger said of Pickford.

“For a young boy to break in and actually become an England global, inasmuch as he was called up for the squad, Jordan has been excellent”.

Defender Kone and midfielder Ndong are thought to have suffered dead legs during Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal and join defender Papy Djilobodji (thigh), midfielders Jason Denayer (also thigh) and Wahbi Khazri (knee) and striker Victor Anichebe (hamstring) on the sidelines. Probably our biggest disappointment recently was the Swansea game and Jordan was the one.

“He’s under contract and I definitely see him being here”, he said.

“Jordan had probably been the only person who had hardly made a mistake the whole season, he had been so good”.

“Nearly everything was ideal and we will need him again this weekend at Chelsea”.