Last Updated: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:33
David Moyes says Danny Welbeck is an important part of Manchester United's future and is keen for him to stay at Old Trafford.
The England international was linked with a move prior to Sunday's miserable 2-0 defeat at Everton due to a lack of first-team opportunities.
A squad revamp is on the cards at Old Trafford this summer but Moyes has insisted he does not want Welbeck to join the likes of Nemanja Vidic, who is off to Inter Milan, through the exit door.
There would be no shortage of interest in Welbeck should the striker become available, with Newcastle said to be in the hunt, but Moyes wants him to stay and fight for his place.
"Danny Welbeck is really important to me, to Manchester United, and I really value him," said Moyes when quizzed about Welbeck's future.
The 23-year-old has two years remaining on his current contract and Spurs are also said to be keen on a deal to take him to White Hart Lane.
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