I don't want this to be true but - Apparently Mikel is requesting a transfer to Spain to be closer to his child who has some medical issues. This is devastating news for Everton. Mikel is the best player on the team, crucial in so many ways. And the request could hamper the amount of a transfer fee Everton will receive.
If this is true this shines a brighter light on the Pienaar negotiations. Losing either Pienaar or Arteta is bad. Losing both is shockingly bad.