Marco Silva has named Everton's talented younger Ademola Lookman "the present and future of the club" in an effort to keep RB Leipzig from continuing to hunt for the future.
The English Under-21 international loaned the second half of last season to the Bundesliga club, which already had two bids to sign him permanently, rejected by the Merseyside club.
Lookman did not play for the Toffees in their 2-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday, but made the matchday game this season for the first time.
"He's our player, you know my technical opinion of the player and the player knows, it's no problem for me," said Silva.
"I understand that some clubs are interested in him, but in the end I told you last week, I told you two weeks ago that he is (in my opinion) the present and the future of the club and we must try him convince yourself in this way too, "he added.
The Portuguese have admitted, however, that the future of Yannick Bolasie might at least temporarily disappear from Goodison Park. The Congo international, initially connected with a move to Middlesbrough, is finally ready to loan to Steve Bruce's Aston Villa.
"I have spoken with him, I want to keep the player with us and I want them to fight for their positions, but now is the time for him to decide."
Although there may be some expenses in Goodison Park, Silva was fond of awarding Richarlison, one of the arrivals on Merseyside this summer. The couple worked together in Watford and the 41-year-old is pleased with the immediate impact that the Brazilian has made with three goals in two appearances.
"It's no surprise to see how fast he has established himself and that he is beginning to score important goals, and he can support and help with and without the ball.
"Even if he does not score in the first two matches, he works well and that is important to me," Silva explained.
The Brazilian scored last weekend the winner against Southampton, a match in which teammate Gylfi Sigurdsson also delivered an excellent performance, according to his manager.
"He is fantastic, not only with the ball, but he is also fantastic without the ball, he is a high quality player, especially when he can find space as in the previous game. to watch, "Silva said.
Richarlison and Sigurdsson may have played a major role in the Toffees' victory last weekend, but Watford's former manager did not want to forget the impact of fans and urged them to continue their unwavering support for the team. .
"If the fans can support the players in every minute of every game as in the previous game, then we will certainly be stronger," Silva said.
"It will be difficult against Bournemouth, but we want to play our way and make the game difficult for our opponents, we have to follow a process and it's important to get good results."
Follow the Independent Sport here on Instagram for the best images, video & # 39; s and stories from around the world.