Stephen Pienaar has hinted he could be persuaded to sign a new contract with Everton.
The club's player of the season has added a new twist to the saga, by insisting he wants to repay the faith shown in him by Goodison boss David Moyes.
He said: "The gaffer has always been there to help me. He's the one who took me to England and had a lot of confidence in me.
"When someone shows you that kind of respect you really want to pay them back someday and all I had to do was work very hard because I knew the talent was there. He demands a lot from the players and always emphasises teamwork.
"I've often wondered when he gets chance to go to sleep because he is the hardest working manager I've ever come across and that has rubbed off on his players as well.
"Everyone has to give 100% no matter how good you are."