Premier League big guns Manchester United and Chelsea were said to be very interested in the 19-year-old and were both preparing bids for the youngster in the region of £15m.
At the same time David Moyes and chairman Bill Kenwright were very keen to tie him down to a longer deal at Goodison Park and they have got their wish with Rodwell signing a new five-year contract.
Rodwell only signed a new five-year deal back in February last year but due to his progress and interest from other clubs, Everton have rewarded him with an improved deal which is said to be worth around the £30,000-a-week mark.
Michy Batshuayi's cheeky backheel was enough to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win over Hannover 96 at Signal Iduna Park on Sunday, lifting them within a point of second-placed Schalke.
Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac felt his side could have scored more goals following their 3-0 defeat of Mainz on Saturday.
West Brom manager Alan Pardew refused to fault his players' efforts after a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Bournemouth that dashed their already slim survival odds.