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Everton boss Roberto Martinez says that the club are planning to open talks with full-back Leighton Baines regarding a new contract.
The 28-year old was the subject of a bid from Manchester United this summer, the eventual destination of team-mate Marouane Fellaini, but he will remain at Goodison Park until January at least, where he has two years remaining on his current deal.
Martinez, who departed Baines' former club Wigan Athletic at the end of last season, thinks that the closure of the transfer window signals the right time to begin negotiations with the England international.
"When the window is open I think it's the wrong time to speak about those things and so we hadn't discussed it," he told reporters.
"But now the window is closed, we are going to look into all the players in the squad and see where their contracts are up to.
"Then, individually, we will look to address that.
"It would just have created more instability if we had...
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With the closing of the Transfer Deadline Day on September 2nd, the Premier League seems to be capturing all of the attention as some big moves have been made across the “top 6″ teams as they all fight for a spot in next year’s Champions League. The top teams are always going to be pressured in making some big signings as Arsenal FC have shown through a large majority of...
Everton want to secure Leighton Baines on a new long-term contract before the transfer window reopens in January as they attempt to ward off interest from Manchester United.
Bill Kenwright the Everton chairman rejected several bids for the England left-back throughout the summer including a £15m offer on transfer-deadline day. Everton recognise that the Premier League champions...
Former Everton Striker Victor Anichebe
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has explained the sale of Victor Anichebe to West Bromwich Albion.
The Nigerian international moved to West Bromwich Albion on transfer deadline day in a deal worth up to £6m.
Martinez told evertontv: “Victor grew at Everton and came through the ranks. He has had a terrific time at the Club but I think...
The Brazilian was lined up by Toffees boss Roberto Martinez as the ideal replacement for Belgian Marouane Fellaini who is expected to join Manchester United later this evening.
However the 26-year-old has confirmed he plans to stay at Porto on Instagram stating that he intends to remain loyal and win his fourth title with the Portuguese club.
The midfielder wrote: ‘Todos os Portistas...
Gareth Barry has revealed that he was ‘desperate’ to join Everton following what appeared to be an undesirable situation at Manchester City.
Barry’s delight at joining the Toffees comes down to three things: the chance to play regular football Roberto Martinez and the Goodison Park faithful.
A regular in Roberto Mancini’s midfield and a key component of the squad that won...
Marouane Fellaini delivered a transfer request in person to Everton as he successfully made a last-ditch attempt to force through a £27million move to Manchester United.
Belgium international Fellaini drove to the Toffees’ training ground at 7.30pm to speak personally to manager Roberto Martinez and plead with him to sanction the switch to Old Trafford he has craved all summer...
Are Everton now a stronger team after Fellaini’s departure? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Usually the Blue half of the Merseyside remains quieter than other top ten clubs in the transfer window. However, this season it has been different. While Liverpool with more financial back-up are expected to splurge cash on players, but their derby rivals Everton have done some shrewd...
[Photo]: Marouane Fellaini will wear no.31 shirt for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United new signing Marouane Fellaini will wear the no 31 jersey for the Old Trafford club in the coming season.
The Belgian was the first major signing of the club, after he joined right at the end, on the transfer deadline day, after handing in a transfer request...