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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is upbeat ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park. The Toffees (3-3-1) have made a pretty good start to their league campaign, and Martinez insists his current squad is the strongest he has worked with since joining the club. "I am delighted after five (transfer) windows," Martinez told his club's official website. "There...
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Stones, Coleman will face late fitness tests before Sunday’s Merseyside derby

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will make a late decision on whether key defenders John Stones and Seamus Coleman are fit enough to feature in Sunday’s Merseyside derby. Stones sat out Monday’s Barclays Premier League win at West Brom due to a knee problem, while Coleman has missed three games because of a hamstring complaint. Asked ahead of this weekend’s top-flight clash with...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez getting Everton supporters back onside after defiant start to season

When Everton manager Roberto Martinez described John Stones as “more than a footballer” in the aftermath of his team’s 3-1 over Chelsea, the majority of the soccer stratosphere would have thought he was being typically over exuberant. But anyone who trained an eye on defender’s situation throughout the past few weeks, from an Everton point of view at least, will be quick...
Via World Soccer Talk
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez: Why we didn't sell John Stones to Chelsea

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says defender John Stones was not sold to Chelsea because the first offer made by the Blues came three weeks before the start of the season. The England international asked to leave the club at the end of last month after the Blues made three bids of £20m, £26m and £30m. […]
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez: John Stones didn’t mean to make transfer request

Roberto Martinez has suggested Everton defender John Stones did not personally want to lodge the transfer request that the Toffees rejected. England international Stones is understood to have been the subject of four bids by Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea during this window, yet Everton have remained resolute in their desire to keep the 21-year-old at Goodison Park. That...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez: Chelsea can forget about signing John Stones

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed that defender John Stones will not join Chelsea this summer. On Thursday, club chairman Bill Kenwright revealed that the club has rejected a transfer request from the youngster. And Martinez says Everton is the "perfect environment and the perfect place" for the 21-year-old. "He will be [ready to play]. […]
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Martinez tells Chelsea: Money can't buy Stones

Roberto Martinez warned Chelsea "money cannot buy everything" after an "exceptional" display from John Stones in Everton's win at Barnsley. Stones started the Toffees' Capital One Cup second-round tie at Oakwell on Wednesday night, and played all 120 minutes of a 5-3 extra-time win. Stones was playing despite handing in a transfer request at Goodison Park after three rejected bids...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

'Big club' Everton do not need to sell Stones to Chelsea, says Martinez

Roberto Martinez has reminded Chelsea that Everton are a "big club with nine league titles" - and do not need to sell John Stones. Chelsea have already failed with two bids for Stones but may yet return with a third for a player also reported to be on the radar of Manchester City and Manchester United. Martinez, however, insists Everton are not a selling club and not necessarily...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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