Cahill rejects suggestions he needs to move from Everton

Qantas Socceroos star Tim Cahill has rejected suggestions he needs to actively pursue a move to to a bigger club to fulfil his potential.

Qantas Socceroos star Tim Cahill has rejected suggestions he needs to actively pursue a move to to a bigger club to fulfil his potential.

The midfielder has been a huge success in the English Premier League since joining Everton from Millwall five years ago, helping them to two top five finishes and a FA Cup final despite the club not having the financial resources of some of their rivals.

But for all his success and recognition in both club and international football, including a nomination for the prestigious Ballon D'Or award in 2006, silverware has eluded Cahill.

Everton's 2-1 FA Cup final loss to Chelsea last week, his second runners-up medal after reaching the 2004 final with Millwall, sparked suggestions the time was right for the 29-year-old to move to a bigger club while still in his prime.

Cahill is widely considered good enough to play for England's big four and is rated highly by some of the world's best managers, including Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and former Australia coach Guus Hiddink.

Although he does not rule out a move to a bigger club in the future, Cahill does not feel like he is missing anything by staying with Everton.

"It's hard because, of course, every player would love to play in the Champions League and be winning medals and all that but you have to assess what's right for your family, what's right for you and what the club is trying to build," Cahill told AAP ahead of the Qantas Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against Qatar.

"I don't like speculation and I don't like hearing about transfer rumours because it unsettles everyone.

"If a club really wants to buy you, they'll come and buy you and that's the long and short of it.

"Players who try and create moves, make it more difficult for themselves to be 100 per cent focused because their minds are not set on that club, it's set on leaving.

"So I've tried to always give 100 per cent and focus on Everton and if someone wants to buy me, they'll buy me."

Cahill, who is under contract at Goodison Park until 2012, said the fact he was not winning trophies did not play on his mind.

"I think you have to put it in perspective," Cahill said.

"To qualify for the Champions League (2004-2005), to play in two FA Cup finals and the World Cup, for me it's like winning.

"I'm winning because getting Millwall to the FA Cup finals, it's something that will never happen again.

"And with Everton, you look at what we spend and what we achieve.

"Of course, I love silverware, I love all the award nominations and all that but I also think I've achieved a lot and have been part of a league team that's been contesting more and more, not a team that's slumping or that's stayed stagnant."

Cahill is fiercely loyal to Everton and manager David Moyes, who plucked him from the English Championship, and makes no bones about it.

"I have to be," he said.

"I've been there for five years and they've always rewarded and looked after me."