Everton set to fend off Wolfsburg's interest in John Heitinga - report

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Everton will reportedly ensure that they hold on to John Heitinga during the January transfer window, as Wolfsurg are thought to be interested in acquiring the services of the defender.

It is believed that Steve McClaren, the manager of the German club, is set to address his defensive problem during the next transfer window, as his side have conceded 11 goals in seven league games - having not conceded a goal on only one occasion this season.

And recent reports pointed towards the German champions being interested in a move for the Dutchman, who has also been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in January.

But talkSPORT claims that the Toffees will turn a blind eye any potential interest that may come their way, as Joseph Yobo's loan move to Fenerbahce means that another transfer could see manager David Moyes short on defensive numbers.

Heitinga have made six appearances this season, but is yet to play an entire league game.

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