Arsenal andManchester City areboth admirers of theSpaniard althoughneither have made anofficial approach and Everton haveopened discussions ona new contract.
Hiscurrent deal does notexpire until 2012.
Please don't go: Everton want Arteta to stay at Goodison Park
Kenwright said: 'We'vehave spoken to Mikelon a couple ofoccasions and tried topersuade him hisfuture lies with us.'
Everton, meanwhile,have offered £900,000to Strasbourg fortheir 19-year-old,France Under 21 strikerMagaye Gueye.
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