The pair are subject of intense interest from Manchester United.
Distin told the Liverpool Echo: "I wasn't expecting anything else. That's how Everton is, and that's the types of players they are. It could be them or anyone else and I'd expect the same professionalism."
"Sometimes you have to remember the difference between what the papers say and what the truth is. People are trying to guess what the players think or feel but it can be very far from the truth."
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