Everton boss Roberto Martinez says the club have not received any bids for their Belgium international midfielder Marouane Fellaini despite reports coming out of Manchester that suggest having lost out on their desire to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas Manchester United have turned their attention towards the Everton player.
Roberto Martinez says Everton have had no bids for Marouane Fellaini despite reports of new Manchester United interest.
Fellaini is also sought after by north London club Arsenal, but it is thought that Arsene Wenger is put off by the Belgium’s buyout clause of £23.5 million.
Everton are currently on tour in the United States, and as far as new manager Martinez is concerned it is business as usual.
“There are no bids,” the Liverpool Echo quoted him as saying. “When you read that someone is interested in someone, it doesn’t mean there is a bid on the table.
“Marouane has been working really hard. Leighton Baines has been working really hard for the team and that’s all that matters.
“Headlines in the media happen at this time of the season unfortunately but it won’t distract me from the work we have to do. I’m not bothered at all.
“It is speculation in the media and you’ll never stop that. I’ve said from day one as a manager you only concentrate on working hard. I don’t mind having my players grabbing headlines. That’s a good story because it means they’ve been doing well and performing well.
“I’m only concentrating on having as strong a squad as possible for the start of the season. That’s all my concern is.”